Sensory Structures in Ongate and Mosquitoes

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Fleas have Johnston's organ, which helps them detect sound vibrations.

False

Mosquitoes and flies use their antennae to detect sound waves in the environment.

False

Trichobothria are sensory hairs found on the wings of parasitic arthropods like bed bugs.

False

Haller's organ is a sensory structure found in both mosquitoes and sucking lice.

True

Fleas have specialized eyes that allow them to see in low-light conditions.

False

Mosquitoes have compound eyes that provide them with excellent vision for detecting movement.

False

Fleas have specialized structures on their legs to facilitate attachment, grasping, and movement.

True

Ticks have enlarged claws on their forelegs for grasping and holding onto host skin.

True

Lice have stylets used for piercing host tissues, including the maxillae, hypopharynx, and labium.

True

Bed bugs have styletiform maxillae and mandibles held within a sheathlike segmented labium.

True

Mosquitoes have antenna-like structures called Johnston’s organ to facilitate sensory perception.

False

Flies have specialized eyes known as Trichobothria to detect airborne vibrations.

False

Fleas antenna is long, cylindrical, and protrudes from the head

False

Mosquitoes & Flies eyes are small and not important for their vision abilities

False

Trichobothria is commonly found in mosquitoes and bed bugs for detecting host-associated cues

False

Haller’s organ in ticks is responsible for temperature detection but not for air movements or host odors

False

Johnston’s organ is specialized for detecting vibrations that are not airborne

False

The sensillum in fleas is modified from the ventral portions of the terminal abdominal segments

False

Explore the sensory structures in ongate and mosquitoes, including antennae with receptors detecting chemicals and Johnston's organ for detecting vibrations. Learn about the medical entomology and sensory structures of fleas with a short, flattened antenna.

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