GGC1 Zach Chickachop Fall 2016 4
Morphospecies 3 Diptera
Date of collection
August 31, 2016
Location of collection
33.982343 / -84.005977
Distinguishing morphological features
Front wings are developed, while hind wings are reduced to knob-like halters.
Eyes are fairly large.
Tarsi are 5 segmented.
Ecological and Economic/Public health importance
Diptera species are pests of agricultural plants and some transmit diseases to humans and animals.
Diptera species are also known to pollinate flowering plants and help in the decomposition of organic matter. They also play a role controlling the number of insect pests.