Desiree Asah -Coleoptera 2

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Coleoptera Specimen

Specimen #: 8

Order: Coeoptera

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: 34.04060W,-83.876840N

Secies Abundance: 1

Rank Abundance: 22


Shannon- Weiner Biodiversity Index (H')= 3.224562545


Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- They have two pairs of wings, the front pair hide the back pair

- Some have brilliant metallic colors

- Typically have a hard exoskeleton


Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- Control the populations of many insects by feeding on caterpillars and other immature insects

-Both larvae and adults feed on plant-sucking insects

-Breaks down materials such as dead logs, lumber used in houses

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