GGC1 Jake Grubb Fall 2016- 2
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.