Farzana Zerin: Diptera 1
Species #: 15
Date of Collection: August, 2018
Location: Little Mulberry Park Downstream (34.04060,-83.876840)
Species Abundance: 2
Shannon- Weiner Biodiversity Index (H')= 3.157529533
Distinguishing Morphological Features:
- They are called two-winged or true flies.
- Their wings are known to be delicate.
- They have a sucking mouth part.
- These flies range in size from a little more than 1 mm to more than 7 cm long.
Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:
- Diptera includes gnats, mosquitoes and flies.
- Some of them are bloodsuckers which are serious pests of humans and other animals.
- They are important vectors of disease and pests of cultivated plants.
- Some of them function are scavengers, predators, or parasites of certain insect pests. Others are pollinators of plants, and destroyers of weeds that noxious to humans.