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arthropod

any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having jointed limbs, a segmented body, and an exoskeleton made of chitin. The group includes the crustaceans, insects, arachnids, and centipedes

arthropod

[′arth·rō‚päd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any invertebrate (of the phylum Arthropoda) with a hard exoskeleton, segmented body, and jointed legs (for example, insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans).
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This new research clarified the main sub-group of arthropods to which it belonged, after decades of the mystery remaining unsolved.
Beneficial arthropod populations tended to increase as the grass grew and the pests became more abundant (Hay-Roe et al.
In each of these sections a transect was delimited, where six traps were installed for soil arthropod sampling in the dry season of 2010.
serotina removal that did occur was predominantly from depots that allowed access to both arthropod and rodent granivores (97% of seeds removed were taken from depots allowing both rodents and arthropods).
Many of the arthropod roommates found in the great indoors are so harmless that homeowners had never heard of them.
The Savage selection index is used between arthropod species ingested by common genet and arthropods sampled by pitfall traps in the studied area.
Arthropod communities respond to nonnative plant colonization with alteration to trophic and physical structure (Marshall & Buckley 2009; deHart & Strand 2012).
Therefore, its leaves have a large leaf surface and, when they dry, acquire the wrinkled appearance with a large number of cameras and spaces between the folds of their leaves, providing an important resource that is used by a variety of arthropod species (Rosenberg, 1990; Servat, 1995).
The insects and other arthropods of the UAE are the most numerous species of wildlife to be found in the country, but, prior to the launch of the UAE Insect Project in 2004, they had received relatively little attention, in comparison to other wildlife, such as birds, mammals or fish.
Arthropod abundance was defined as number of arthropods per sample.
Managemental tools help improve health status of livestock and poultry population thus lowering the risk of arthropod infestation.
The homogeneous disruption of individual small arthropod vectors of zoonotic diseases such as biting midges (Diptera), fleas (Siphonaptera), or ticks (Ixodida) is typically done manually with pestles in microcentrifuge tubes, or with Dounce tissue grinders (1-3).