A (3) | B (1) | C (4) | D (5) | E (5) | F (2) | G (2) | H (3) | I (1) | L (2) | M (2) | N (2) | O (1) | P (6) | R (2) | S (5) | T (1) | X (1)

The third and often largest part of an insect’s body, located closest to the tail end of the insect.  It is made up of several similar-looking segments and often bears a pair of jointed, terminal appendages called the cerci.


Final life stage of an insect, when it is fully formed and capable of reproducing.

Alternate Host

A plant other than the main host that is required for a pathogen or pest to complete its lifecycle. For example, the white pine blister rust pathogen needs to infect a plant in the genus Ribes before it can make a pine tree sick.

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