GGC 1 Cathy Huynh Spring 2016

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: GGC Site 1

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N

Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Elevation: 1084ft

Date of collection: April 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:example

Black Yellow SpiderGGC1.jpg

Distinguishing Morphological features of Order:Araneae

  • Two Major Body Regions (Head and Abdomen)
  • Head and Thorax Fused Into a Cephalothorax.
  • Four Pair of Legs.
  • No Antennae or wings
  • Color Scheme is Yellow and Black

Ecological Importance:

  • Spiders are catalysts for Ecosystem Development

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Spider venom helps control and treat certain diseases
  • Spiders are primary controllers of insects. Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by those pests
  • Pollinators

Morphospecies 2

Location of collection: GGC Site 1

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N

Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Elevation: 1084ft

Date of collection: April 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:example

Small Brown SpiderGGC1.jpg

Distinguishing Morphological features of Order:Araneae

  • Two Major Body Regions (Head and Abdomen)
  • Head and Thorax Fused Into a Cephalothorax.
  • Four Pair of Legs.
  • No Antennae or wings
  • Color Scheme is Brown and Black

Ecological Importance:

  • Spiders are catalysts for Ecosystem Development

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Spider venom helps control and treat certain diseases
  • Spiders are primary controllers of insects. Without spiders, all of our crops would be consumed by those pests
  • Pollinators

Morphospecies 3

Location of collection: GGC Site 1

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N

Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Elevation: 1084ft

Date of collection: April 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:example

House FlyGGC1.jpg

Distinguishing Morphological features of Order: Diptera

  • Wings: large, membranous, FW little longer than HW, wings largely or entirely covered with scales
  • Mouthparts: sucking, in form of coiled tube at rest generally labial palps but not maxillary palps visible
  • Antennae: slender and long

Ecological Importance:

  • pollinators in the natural ecosystem
  • Breaks down decaying matter

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • House Flys do not play a role in maintaining a natural ecosystem, they are considered pests.

Morphospecies 4

Location of collection: GGC Site 1

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N

Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Elevation: 1084ft

Date of collection: April 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:example

Small ColumbolaGGC1.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Collembola

  • No Wings
  • 6 or fewer segments, with tube-like structure (collophore) on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with a forked structure (Furcula)
  • Antennae: usually short 4-6 segments

Ecological Importance:

  • It feeds on either decaying or fresh plant/vegetable matter
  • They feed off of fresh plant matter, they help cut down or maintain vegetation size


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil
  • They contribute to controlling plant fungal diseases through their active consumption of mycelia and spores of damping-off and pathogenic fungi
  • Springtails are currently used in laboratory tests for the early detection of soil pollution.

Morphospecies 5

Location of collection: GGC Site 1

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N

Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Elevation: 1084ft

Date of collection: April 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:example

Gray ColumboaSMallGGC.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Collembola

  • No Wings
  • 6 or fewer segments, with tube-like structure (collophore) on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with a forked structure (Furcula)
  • Antennae: short 2 segments

Ecological Importance:

  • It feeds on either decaying or fresh plant/vegetable matter
  • They feed off of fresh plant matter, they help cut down or maintain vegetation size


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Carbon and nitrogen cycling in soil
  • They contribute to controlling plant fungal diseases through their active consumption of mycelia and spores of damping-off and pathogenic fungi
  • Springtails are currently used in laboratory tests for the early detection of soil pollution.
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