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Rotten Log Dissection
Darkling Beetle
Scientific name: Order Isopoda
Genus: Oniscus
Species: Asellus
Water Lily Leaf Beetle
Consumers
Flat, oval creatures
Can't retain water so most of their time is spent in dark, moist spaces
Some eat live plants
Breathe with gills
One pair of antennae
Color varies from dark grey to white
Facts:
Darkling Beetles are black with hardened front wings (elytra)
Antennas arise from under ridge near its eyes
The Darkling Beetle's head is visible from the top
Many predators eat Darkling Beetle Larvae or mealworms. These predators include rodents, lizards, predatory beetles, spiders, and birds.
Darkling Beetles are common throughout North America
Adult Darkling Beetles are 1 to 1.5 inches long
Darkling Beetles have a smooth black exoskeleton
Diet:
The beetle and larvae eat decaying leaves, sticks, grasses, and occasionally new plant growth.
They also eat dead insects, feces, and stored grains
Group:
The Darkling Beetle is a decomposer


ANT
live in a colonie.
related to bees and wasps.
they are scavengers, predators and herbivores.
they eat leaves and decomposing insects.
Sow Bug
Millipede
Facts-
Diet-
Facts:
They are brownish
Millipedes have tiny holes, called spiracles, on the sides of their segments. They breath through these holes.
They are segmented with two pairs of legs per segment
They live in damp places
Millipedes do not have any poisonous claws or legs
When threatened a millipede usually coils its body into a spiral
Diet:
They eat decayed leaves and decaying wood particles
Group:
The millipede is a decomposer

Eat dead and decaying plants
Beetle Larva
Scientific name:

Tenebrionidae
Genus:
Eleodes
Species:

T. molitor
4-5 mm in length.
carrot shaped or oval shaped with a tan color
hardened and darkened heads
principle feeding stage of a beetle

Bracket Fungi
Scientific name: Basidiomycotina
Genus: Laetiporus
Species: Sulphureus
Scientific Name:

Diplopoda
Genus:

Narceus
Species:

Narceus americana
Facts-
Causes/encourages the rotting of a log
Cannot be killed
Very tough texture, difficult to break
Has many pores
Brackets can grow to a diameter of 60 centimeters
Species name: coleoptera
Genus:Phyllophaga
Centipede
Slug
Facts:
Need a moist environment
Slugs are hermaphrodites
Hibernate during the winter
Two pairs of tentacles for sight and smell
Scientific name: Gastropoda Pulomonata
Genus: Arion
Species: Slug Species
Decomposers


Facts:
Centipedes have a pair of poisonous claws behind the head.
Centipedes require moist habitats
They have one pair of legs per each segment.
Despite the centipedes name, they can have from under 20 legs to over 300.
Centipedes have an odd number of pairs of legs.
Centipedes range from a few millimeters to 30 cm
Diet:
Centipedes mainly eat insects, spiders, and earthworms.
Group:
The centipede is a consumer
Scientific name:

Chilopoda
Genus:

Scutigera
Species:
S. coleoptrata

scientific name: Chrysomelidae
genus: Galerucella
species: Galerucella nymphaeae
FACTS
Strong Fliers
Move from one area to the other on a host plant
about 4-6mm for adults
DIET


lily pads and plants in swampy areas
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the water lily leaf beetle is a consumer
TERMITE
scientific name: Isperta
Genus: termpopis
FACTS:
-soft-bodied -light colored -7.0-15.0 mm
-found in dark damp areas with little air
DIET
-wood
termites are decomposers
GRASS SPIDER
Scientific name: Agleneopsis
FACTS
7-13mm
8 eyes
can be found in diert or grass
DIET
eat any other insect or other spider
grass spiders are consumers.
Diet: They feed on fabric and other animal hides
Adults feed on pollen and nectar
Species name: Formicidae
Producer
Rotting Log

Helps soil to hold its moisture
Home to Producers, Consumers,
and decomposers
Ryan Finn
Ryan Finn
Ryan Finn
Abiotic
Factors

Location: Massachusetts
Deciduous Forest
Temperature: 70-90 Degrees
(May-September)
Rainfall: 30-60 inches per year

Sean Evaul, Ryan Finn, Austin Keller,
Caroline Hathaway
Food Web
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