DS2 Diptera Fall 2015
Location: Downstream site 2 [Latitude: 52 degrees 37' 62.10"E, Longitude; 76 degree]
Date: August 28, 2015
Collector: Jessica Pena
Order Characteristics: Two wings and eyes that are usually large. The tarsi is almost always 5 segmented.
Ecological Importance: Some flies can help pollinate flowers and assist in the process of decomposition. They can also act as parasites.
Economical Importance: Many species of the order Diptera spread diseases to humans such as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile disease, etc.