GGC1 Zach Chickachop Fall 2016 4

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Morphospecies ID

Morphospecies 3 Diptera

Shannon-Wiener H’


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.

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