GGC1 Jake Grubb Fall 2016- 2

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Morphospecies ID

Morphospecies 2

Shannon-Wiener H’


Date of collection

August 31, 2016


(Lat: 33º58’54.79” N Long: 84º00’23.22”W)

Distinguishing morphological features

Hard exoskeleton Hard fore wings Armored, flexible plates Compound eye Chewing mouth parts Smelling antennae

Ecological and Economic/Public health importance

This order is the most abundant of any on the planet and consist of beetles which combine to make up 40% of all insects. Due to the ubiquity of these insects they provide a variety of benefits and fill multiple roles.

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