Downstream John Karaulic Fall 2016

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Photo 1: Diptera
Photo 2: Diptera
Photo 3: Hymenoptera
Photo 4: Coleoptera
Photo 5: Orthoptera

Shannon-Wiener H'

H'= 3.375

Date and Location of Collection

Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N
Longitude: 84 degrees 1' 9.13"W

Morphological Features

Photo 1: Large eyes and front wings fully developed while hind wings are knob-liked shaped.
Photo 2: Compared to first photo, Diptera species can vary in size. Fully developed front wings and knob-like hind wings.
Photo 3: 4 wings: front wings a little longer than hind wings, fairly long antennae, its body constricted between the thorax and abdomen.
Photo 4: Front wings are hardened, and hind wings are covered along with the abdomen which cannot be seen from above, mouthparts mostly have a chewing feature.
Photo 5: Hindlegs adapted for jumping, usually 4 wings, chewing mouthparts, and well developed antennae.

Ecological, Economic, and/or Public Health Importance

Photo 1 and 2: Both Photos 1 and 2 are part of the "Diptera" species. These species are mostly recognized as pests, and some have been reported to transmit diseases. These species also can act as pollinators and play a role in the decomposition cycle.
Photo 3: These species mostly act as pollinators of many types of wild flowers. Some even act as parasites that can harm other animals and humans as well. Some Hymenoptera can affect humans that have an allergic reaction through the use of the of their defense mechanism, the stinger.
Photo 4: "Coleoptera", or beetles, are an anthropod species that help act as predators against other species of anthropods from harming local plants and commercial crops. However, these species do not just protect, they also can do harm to the plants and crops by feasting on their roots and leaves. There also have been examples of these species in large mass that kill off larges areas of forests.
Photo 5: These species of anthropods are recognized as pests for their herbivorous eating habits. They cause damage to plants and crops of the agricultural industry. However, they are also seen as a valuable source of protein to other predators. Even humans in some parts of the world look at these species as a food source.
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