Emma Larios - Diptera

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Diptera Specimen

Specimen #: 17

Order: Diptera

Family: Cecidomyiidae

Date of Collection: August 23, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Upstream

Coordinate: 34°03'35.2 N, 84°00'08.8 W

Species Abundance: 11

Rank Abundance:3

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.325647567

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Adult body is about 2-3mm in length

- Hairy Wings

- Holoptic eyes

- Long antennae with 12-14 segments

- Long and slender legs

Ecological and Economic/Public health importance:

- Major pest

- Biological control agents of weeds, insects or mites.

- Transfers disease-causing organisms

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