Insects of the Arctic
MOSQUITO ~ Blood Sucker
Habitat: Arctic (tundra) Size: 0.3-2cm long Adaptation: basks in flowers, orientating its body to absorb solar radiation Diet: female:blood (of caribou & musk ox); male:nectar Predator(s): birds, bats, dragonflies & frogs Extra: red bump & itching caused by a mosquito bite is an allergic reaction to itís saliva
ARCTIC BUMBLEBEE
  ~ Shivering Heat

Habitat: Arctic (tundra) Size: Adaptation: has a thicker coat of "hair" than temperate bee; "shivers" its large wing muscles to raise its body temperature Diet: nectar & pollen Predator(s): birds
JUTTA ARCTIC
Habitat: Arctic (tundra) Size: 0.8-4cm from tip to tip of its spread wings Adaptation: lays its eggs on sedges (grasslike plants e.g., cottongrass) and the caterpillars hibernate during winter Diet: nectar of flowers & other plant liquids Predator(s): birds




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ARCTIC WHITE
Habitat: Arctic (tundra) Size: 0.8-4cm from tip to tip of its spread wings Adaptation: passes the cold winter as pupa (chrysalis) Diet: nectar of flowers & other plant liquids Predator(s): birds; flies & wasps lay their eggs on or in the bodies of the butterfly caterpillars