GGC1 Angela Fulton Fall 2016

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Order: Lepidoptera

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: September 2016

H'= 2.305

Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: Membranous, large. Largely covered in scales.
  • Mouthparts: Sucking .
  • Antennae: Slender, long.


Ecological Importance:

  • Pollination


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Pollinators
  • Food source for other insects



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Order: Coleoptera

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: September 2016

H'= 2.305


Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: FW hardened, meeting in a straight line down the back
  • Mouthparts: Chewing


Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators
  • Nutrient recycling


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Major pests of plants
  • Decomposers/recyclers


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Order: Diptera

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: September 2016

H'= 2.305

Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: FW are developed. HW are reduced to knob-like halteres.
  • Mouthparts: Variable
  • Eyes: Large
  • 5 segmented tarsi


Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators of flowers and plants.
  • Decomposers


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Many types spread diseases.


Photo: AMF5.PNG

Order: Hymenoptera

Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: 4 membranous when present. FW larger than HW.
  • Mouthparts: Chewing. Well developed chewing mandibles.
  • Body: "Wasp-like"
  • Antennae: Fairly long.
  • 5 segmented tarsi


Ecological Importance:

  • Decomposers
  • Food source for other insects


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Aerate and fertilize soil
  • Pests of cultivated plants



Photo: AMF6.PNG

Order: Diptera

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: September 2016

H'= 2.305

Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: FW are developed. HW are reduced to knob-like halteres.
  • Mouthparts: Variable
  • Eyes: Large
  • 5 segmented tarsi


Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators of flowers and plants.
  • Decomposers


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Many types spread diseases
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