Allison Bonnes: Thysanoptera
Specimen #: 2
Date of Collection: September 28, 2017
Location: 33 58' 54.79" N, 84' 00 23.22 W
Rank Abundance: 4
Shannon- Weiner Biodiversity Index (H')= 1.555589101
Distinguishing Morphological Features:
- The body is slender and elongated.
- Those with wings, the wings are thin and have long hair-like fringes.
-Have sucking mouthparts.
Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:
- Is a pest to some crops like sweet peppers and cucumbers (in the United Kingdom)
-They can transmit plant viruses
-Stop seed production causing a disfiguration of flowers and fruits.