Alexis Shepherd: Diptera II

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Specimen #: Diptera J

Order: Diptera

Family: Tipulidae

Date of Collection: August 27, 2018

Location: GP Upstream

Species Abundance: 1/140

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.68489531

Taxonomic Information:

▪ Body/Tarsi: Almost always in five segments, tend to have long legs.

▪ Mouthparts: Variable.

▪ Wings: Only front wings, hind wings reduced to knob-like halteres, long/thin FW wings.

▪ Eyes: Normally large

Ecological Importance and Economical Importance:

▪ Ecological: Population Control ▪ Economical: Pest: Specimen is known to eat important parts of plants which can stunt/ kill the plants, causing crop loss.

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