Alexis Shepherd: Diptera I

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Specimen #: Diptera F

Order: Diptera

Sub-Order: Nematocera

Family: Ceratopogonidae

Date of Collection: August 27, 2018

Location: GP Upstream

Species Abundance: 15/140

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.68489531

Taxonomic Information:

▪ Body/Tarsi: Almost always in five segments

▪ Mouthparts: Variable.

▪ Wings: Only front wings, hind wings reduced to Knob-like halteres

▪ Eyes: Normally large

Ecological Importance and Economical Importance:

▪ Ecological: Population Control ▪ Economical: Pest

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