Farzana Zerin: Diptera 1

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Species #: 15

Order: Diptera

Family: Dipteran

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.


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