DS2 Diptera Fall 2015

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Location: Downstream site 2 [Latitude: 52 degrees 37' 62.10"E, Longitude; 76 degree]

Date: August 28, 2015

Collector: Jessica Pena

H':2.792

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.

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