Allison Bonnes: Thysanoptera

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Specimen #: 2

Order: Thysanoptera

Family: Undetermined

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.

https://www.britannica.com/animal/thrips

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