Alexis Shepherd: Diptera II
Specimen #: Diptera J
Date of Collection: August 27, 2018
Location: GP Upstream
Species Abundance: 1/140
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.68489531
▪ 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.