DS3 Lepidoptera Fall 2015
Location: Downstream site 3 [Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W]
Date: August 28, 2015
Collector: Jessica Pena
Order Characteristics: Large membranous wings, the front are a little longer than the hind wings. Sucking mouthparts in form of coiled tube at rest. Antennae is slender and long sometimes plumose in moths.
Ecological Importance: Many are involved in the pollination of plants. Some lepidoptera can be parasitic to other insects.
Economical Importance: While butterflies are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, some lepidoptera can be harmful to plants and agriculture and are considered pests