Ariel Nunez- Diptera

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Specimen #: 6

Order': Diptera

Family: Calliphoridae

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Downstream

Coordinates: 34°03'28.653"N 84°00'32.488"W

Species Abundance: 9

Rank Abundance: 4

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.4023696

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Only has front wings, hind wings are knob like in the rear

- Large eyes

- Mouth parts designed for piercing and sucking

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- Spread infectious disease amongst humans and animals

- Play vital role in decomposition of waste and rotting matter.

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