GGC1 Zach Chickachop Fall 2016 1

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Morphospecies ID

Morphospecies 1

Shannon-Wiener H’


Date of collection

August 31, 2016

Location of collection

33.982343 / -84.005977

Distinguishing morphological features

4 membranous wings. Front wings a little larger than hind wings.

Chewing mouthpart.

Wasp-like- thorax and abdomen.

Fairly long antennae

Ecological and Economic/Public health importance

Hymenoptera species act as pollinators of wild and cultivated flowering plants, parasites of destructive insects, and as makers of honey.

The family can also act as a parasite to certain plants or trees and can cause pain to humans and animals when they use their defensive mechanism.

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