DS4 Hymenoptera morphospecies 3
Location: latitude= 33 degrees 58' 41.90 "N longitude= 84 degrees 1' 9.13 "W
Date: August 28, 2015
Collector: Glendon Le
Order characteristics: Wings- when present, 4 membranous, FW little larger than HW. 1 or more small hooks on anterior margin of HW that are used to couple HW to FW during flight.
Body- often "wasp-like", often constricted between thorax and abdomen.
Antennae- fairly long, usually greater than 10 segments.
Mothparts- chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles, sometimes maxillae and labium elongated into sucking tongue.
Tarsi- 5 segmented
Ovipositor- well developed, sometimes long, sometimes modified into a sting.
Ecological Importance: Pollinators of plants
Economic Importance: Without pollinators, there will be no plant reproduction.