What is a belly on an insect

In the realm of insects

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"We know just under a million insects, but how many there really are is still unclear. People argue whether there are 30 million insect species, some say there are probably 100 million, but nobody denies that there are any more we have around 5 million for sure. Most insects live in the tropics. On the other hand, of course, we still find new species here in Germany, for example we found a species of fly some time ago that was, so to speak, a world first. Her name is Eudorylas goennersdorfensis. "

Speaker:

Dr. Claus Coelln from the Cologne Institute for Zoology is one of the few insect researchers in Germany. Most people can hardly understand the excitement surrounding a fly, but the discovery of a new species is a sensation for the expert and his colleagues. An apparently completely normal fruit fly has proven to be a hitherto unknown insect turns out. Dr. Coelln named the rare specimen after the small village in the Eifel in which it was discovered, and so the fly is now scientifically called: Eurodylas Goennersdorfensis.

Man:

"How do you actually recognize an insect?"

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"It has six legs and usually two pairs of wings. Then there is something very special about an outer shell: insects don't have bones like us, but their skeleton is practically on the outside as skin. When you show people small insects under the microscope , some of them are incredibly enthusiastic about how beautiful they actually are. Then of course there are not necessarily popular figures like a fat fly maggot who then eats at a corpse or something ... "

Speaker:

The scientific consideration of the insect is reserved for experts. Most people are more likely to react emotionally when they think of insects:

Mrs:

"Well, I am disgusted with everything that crawls. I hate insects like arachnids and blowflies, I am with them spider enemy. If something like that creeps out of the corners, I am on guard, then I always get my husband, he has to Critters remove."

Man:

"I really don't know who my wife is put the flea in the ear that the little animals are hurting her, that's nonsense. Lately I chased a fly and hit my head, I had quite a bit after that Hummingbird."

Speaker:

The woman who is afraid of spiders and flies is subject to a fairly common misconception, because not everything that crawls has to be an insect. Let Dr. Klaus Coelln explain.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"Spiders are not insects. They are related to insects, but they have eight legs, for example, they did not learn to fly like the insects did during evolution. There is evidence that they taught insects to fly, because they are so aggressive and successful as hunters that these spiders have, so to speak, blown the insects up because they are safer there. "

Speaker:

The fruit fly Eudorylas goennersdorfensis has just settled there. She doesn't want to get caught in a spider's web because it is her greatest enemy. When you're with someone spider enemy you hate it as much as an insect hates a spider. And whoever lies in wait for us and wants evil is sitting like the spider in the web. The fruit fly has proven to be a world first turns out, it turns out to be very different from what was expected. This term is derived from the insect that changes in the course of its development. Whether in the Doll a colorful butterfly or an ordinary fly is hidden, one only learns when the insect slips. So even a matter that starts out promisingly can turn out to be a colossal failure turn out. To protect yourself from this, you should to be on guard. One should exercise caution. This phrase has nothing to do with headgear, but is derived from the verb 'to protect', meaning to protect yourself from something.

Speaker:

On guard one should also be before one intervenes in natural cycles.

Dr. Claus Coelln:

"Just imagine if there weren't any decomposing insects and the leaf litter was left lying around every year, what the consequences would be, which would not only consist of walking up to our necks through leaves, but also interrupting the cycle There are also cycles umpteen times secured, so that our intervention would not be so obvious at first, if one or two species fail, then there are still a number that can take over again. "

Speaker:

Did you know that a cow produces almost five tons of manure a year? Without insects to live on and process it, this planet would probably stink pretty bad. Anyone who has ever wanted to stretch out on a meadow next to a freshly fertilized field in the grass has probably turned up their nose and thought to themselves:

Stroller:

"Uh, that stinks. I better do the fly."

Speaker:

In Australia, humans intervened in the natural cycle and imported cows - without considering that there are no insects on the fifth continent that specialize in breaking down damp manure. As a result, the cow dung lies around for more than a year, valuable pastureland remains unused.

Speaker:

Well, many a farmer probably thought that he would get rich quickly with a herd of cattle, he could quickly umpteen Rake in a thousand dollars. Zig is the abbreviation of the numerals forty, fifty, sixty, and so on. You do not commit yourself to a certain value, but make it clear that it is a larger amount. When you have someone puts a flea in the ear, then spikes you like him atthat from now on he can no longer find peace. The picture is derived from the dog scratching its head desperately with its paw, but cannot get rid of the flea.

Speaker:

"Spurring, So drive is also a term from the realm of insects. When a bee stings, its victim is quite restless because the sting in the flesh is painful. One Hummingbird However, you don't get such a sting, it is more likely to be attributed to increased alcohol consumption or a blow to the head. One then thinks to hear a loud hum like a swarm of insects. If, on the other hand, you say the shop is booming, then it is very well attended - just as if a swarm of insects had invaded, the flapping of its wings making a humming noise.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"Of course, insects also play a role as health pests. Lice keep appearing, fleas have become rarer. Then of course there is malaria, which is transmitted by insects as a major problem for humanity. Insects are also our biggest competitors, for example when it comes to food, our supplies are attacked by them, the Locust plague is of course something very clear in this direction. Of course we also have pests that affect our equipment, think of our clothing: Who the moths, he definitely has problems with his sweaters and the many holes that are left there. "

Speaker:

Many people have been annoyed about a ruined piece of clothing, but one shouldn't forget how valuable insects are in the natural cycle. After all, it is not for nothing that it is said hardworking little bee. An expression that is often transferred to particularly hard-working people.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"Insects are useful to us, I'm only thinking of pollination. Often we would not have our supplies at all if the insects did not pollinate our plants and that is not just the honeybee, there are a lot of flies. And just imagine suggested that one had to pollinate a cherry plantation or a tomato cultivation with a brush by transferring that from the stamens to the hub umpteen Millions, which in Germany alone is generated every year by the insects. "

Speaker:

And so many couples in love lie with them Butterflies in your stomach lazy in the meadow while the busy bees transport the pollen.

Man:

"When you hear it like that, it's fascinating. It makes you feel like them Made in baconwho benefited from the work of insects. "

Speaker:

Insects are useful in many ways, in some countries they even end up on the table as a delicacy.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"There are documents from Mesopotamia that the king was even served locust skewers, a locust shish kebab. That was something special. There are also culinary delights such as ants in chocolate that are said to taste particularly nutty and can be bought in canned goods today the corresponding stores. "

Eater:

"Hmmm, yummy, a caterpillar. I can do that right away Killing two birds with one stone. It tastes good and is healthy. "

Speaker:

People eat insects but jump as if stung by the tarantula up and run away when they in turn demand food from them. A piece of cake on the coffee table, for example, like the wasp or a little blood like the mosquito.

Mrs:

"You Bastards. I'm going to beat you!"

Speaker:

If you too think mosquitoes are useless, ask Dr. Klaus Coelln.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"The mosquito has also had a life as a larva, for example, and as a larva in the water it has eaten a lot of bacteria there and has also contributed to the purity of the water there. And then, after all, it is only the females of the mosquitoes that give us a little blood tap, they need our blood proteins to build their eggs. In order to then take care of larvae again to clean the water. "

Speaker:

That is the eternal cycle of nature. And so maybe you shouldn't as if stung by the tarantula, namely, suddenly and suddenly, as if after severe pain, jump up and bring the cake to safety when wasps approach the coffee table; they just want to feed their brood. Even if you sometimes get the impression that they are like the locusts to attack you - extremely numerous, as we know it from the swarms of locusts that devour entire fields in no time at all.

Speaker:

These locusts then live like the maggot in bacon, they have food in abundance. However, such a cattle makes the ham really bad for us. It spoils our food, it becomes inedible, because who wants to eat a meal infested with maggots. So when you give someone a person or a matter maddened, then one disgusts him accordingly.

Mrs:

"Eh, disgusting. Nobody can eat that anymore."

Speaker:

The word tap originally refers to the beer barrel struck with the tap, but in a figurative sense one can also use other liquids tap: Gasoline from a tank for example or, in the case of the mosquito, blood from humans. Who butterfliesin the belly feels a tingling sensation in his stomach: an unmistakable sign that he is in love. And who two birds with one stone suggests, achieves double benefits with a single action.

Speaker:

By the way, so that women can beautify themselves, red scale insects are ground up; lipstick is made from their color pigments. If the women only knew ...! It is also fairly certain that insects are the real rulers of the world. If studies are to be believed, more insects should live in an area of ​​around 1.5 by 1.5 meters of the tropical rainforest than people around the world and around 60 percent of all living things on this planet are insects.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"A number that is fairly certain: that the number of ants in the world corresponds in terms of weight to the weight of all people in the world. And the insects are certainly the most successful group of animals in the world today, even if we don't necessarily want to admit that. And they have always shown us the limits. If we think of the great plague epidemics, which were ultimately transmitted by rat fleas, and those were really epidemics that have decimated humanity and I think they must we constantly to be on guard, the balance that may exist right now or the control we have developed that is maintained. But the insects will certainly still be able to survive under less favorable environmental conditions, for example if we can no longer survive. "

Speaker:

You have to admit, insects are definitely more adaptable than humans. They have been around for almost 400 million years, even outliving the dinosaurs.

Dr. Klaus Coelln:

"The generation succession of most insects is relatively short. The fruit fly, for example, takes a little more than ten days for a generation, and the modified genome can be tried out more quickly from generation to generation, development trends can be initiated more quickly than in ours. Besides there are actually insects everywhere at heights up into the glaciers, practically all habitats that can only somehow be occupied by living beings have occupied them and are therefore already there armed. When the trend goes into the cold, the cold-adapted come and when it goes into the warm, the heat-adapted and can spread and that with these enormous numbers. "´

Speaker:

The word armed is derived from the knight's armor, which represents a tank against external dangers. who good equiped is, so not much can happen to him. And we are now armedto visit the next meadow and take a closer look at the insects under the microscope. And best do the flyif you accidentally get too close to a bee's nest!

Questions about the text:

If you are crazy with someone, ...

1. one is afraid of spiders.

2. You hate someone as much as an insect hates a spider.

3. you are very close friends.

Someone who lives like the maggot in bacon ...

1. must starve.

2. has food in abundance.

3. is a vegetarian.

Who kills two birds with one stone, ...

1. is particularly brutal against insects.

2. Achieves double benefits with a single action.

3. likes to eat insects.

Work order:

Explain the following idioms in writing:

Put a flea in someone's ear, be on your guard, have butterflies in your stomach, take a closer look, make the fly.