Dell Kramer: Lepidoptera

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Taxonomic Information:

  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Geometridae

Date of collection: August 27, 2018

Location of collection: George Pierce park (upstream)

Shannon-Wiener H' Value: 2.86489530810314

Rank Abundance: 1/140 (least abundant)

Collectors: Stefany Alvarado, Alexis Shephard, Christina Garcia, & Dell Kramer

Distinguishing Morphological features:

  • Siphoning mouthparts
  • Mottled wing pattern
  • Slender abdomen

Ecological Importance & Economic Importance:

  • Food for insects, spiders, frogs, toads, lizards, shrews, hedgehogs, bats, and birds
  • Pollinators, including some food crops
  • Used as indicator species for environmental health
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