Desiree Asah- Diptera 1

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Diptera Specimen

Specimen #: 13

Order: Diptera

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: 34.04060W,-83.876840N

Secies Abundance: 13

Rank Abundance: 2

Shannon- Weiner Biodiversity Index (H')= 3.325769811

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Acquire one set of wings.

- Including one set of halters which are much smaller then the wings and are used for balance.

- Have mouth parts designed for sucking liquids.

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- One of the largest order of insects

-Biocontrol agent for insect pest.

-Help with decomposition of organic matter.


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