GG3 Coleoptera ER

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Morphospecies 2 ER

Photo:

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Location: (33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W)

Date: February 2016

H': 2.272121051

Collection Method: Pitfall trap

Order Characteristics: two pairs of wings with the forewings being hardened and the hindwings being membranous, mandibulate mouthparts, antennaes, and compound eyes.

Source http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/insects/coleoptera.html

Ecological Importance:

  • Nutrient recyclers
  • Ecologically specialized
  • Essential pollinators

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Reduce amount of weed seeds in soil


Collector Elin Roland

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