DS4 Lepidoptera Morphospecies 1
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- Large, membranous, FW little longer than HW, wings largely or entirely covered with scales.
Mouthpart- sucking, in form of coiled tube at rest generally labial palps but not maxillary palps visible.
Antennae- Slender, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.
Ecological Importance: Lepidopteras act as herbivores, pollinators, and food for insectivores throughout the environment.
Economic Importance: Not only they are valued for their beauty, the larvae of these insects are one of the most destructive to agricultural crops and trees.