GGC 1 Coleoptera Fall 2015

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: (33°58′54.79″ N, 84°00′23.22″ W)

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:

Photo:

Coleoptera GGC Site 1 Morpho 1 Robert Evans.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Forewings are usually hardened into a shell covering the back wings and abdomen.
  • They have chewing mouthparts.

Ecological Importance:

  • Many are important as predators, controlling the populations of insects lower on the food chain.
  • Good examples are plant eating beetles which can cause devastation to plant life, and scavenging beetles that are important for breaking down organic matter in the environment.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Plant eating beetles can cause issues with crops.

Morphospecies 2

Location of collection: (33°58′54.79″ N, 84°00′23.22″ W)

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:

Photo:

Coleoptera GGC site 1 Morpho 2 Robert Evans.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Forewings are usually hardened into a shell covering the back wings and abdomen.
  • They have chewing mouthparts.

Ecological Importance:

  • Many are important as predators, controlling the populations of insects lower on the food chain.
  • Good examples are plant eating beetles which can cause devastation to plant life, and scavenging beetles that are important for breaking down organic matter in the environment.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Plant eating beetles can cause issues with crops.

Morphospecies 3

Location of collection: (33°58′54.79″ N, 84°00′23.22″ W)

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:

Photo:

Coleoptera 3 GGC site 1 Morpho 3 Robert Evans.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Forewings are usually hardened into a shell covering the back wings and abdomen.
  • They have chewing mouthparts.

Ecological Importance:

  • Many are important as predators, controlling the populations of insects lower on the food chain.
  • Good examples are plant eating beetles which can cause devastation to plant life, and scavenging beetles that are important for breaking down organic matter in the environment.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Plant eating beetles can cause issues with crops.

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This page was created by Robert Evans

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