Angie Nguyen: Lepidoptera

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Taxonomic Identification

  • Order: Lepidoptera

Location of Collection

  • 33.978441 N, 84.006117 W

Shannon-Wiener H' Value

  • 3.8953

Date of Collection

  • September 5-7, 2017

Distinguishing Morphological Features

  • Metallic silver wings
  • Scaly wings with white and brown coloration
  • Coiled tongue and large eyes
  • long legs

Ecological/Public Health Importance

  • Transform large amounts of plant matter into animal matter
  • Pest in agriculture and and forestry
  • Pollinators
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