GGC 1 Eowyn Holley Spring 2016

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

Photo:

Bug one.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order Parasitiformes:

  • Body: Ovoid, antennae, eight legs.
  • Mouthparts: sucking, in form of two large palps with hypostome in middle.


Ecological Importance:

  • Sustenance for other animals
  • Population control


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Spread of disease


Morphospecies 2

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: February 2016

H': 3.9058

Photo:

Bug two.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order Araneae:

  • Body: Cephalothorax and abdomen, no antennae, eight legs segmented.
  • Mouthparts: pedipalp with chelicera.


Ecological Importance:

  • Endemic to every continent
  • Insect population control
  • Among the first animals to colonize new habitats


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Chemicals harvested from spider venoms help control/treat several diseases



Morphospecies 3

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: February 2016

H': 3.9058

Photo:

Bug three.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order Coleoptera:

  • Wings: Front wings hardened over back (if present) and covers hind wings. Wings cover most if not all of body, hiding segmentation.
  • Body: Abdomen segmented, usually large.
  • Mouthparts: Chewing mouthparts.
  • Antennae: Can be long or short.


Ecological Importance:

  • Nutrient recyclers
  • Ecologically specialized
  • Essential pollinators


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Reduce amount of weed seeds in soil


Morphospecies 4

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: February 2016

H': 3.9058

Photo:

Bug four.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order Araneae:

  • Body: Cephalothorax and abdomen, no antennae, eight legs segmented.
  • Mouthparts: pedipalp with chelicera.


Ecological Importance:

  • Endemic to every continent
  • Insect population control
  • Among the first animals to colonize new habitats


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Chemicals harvested from spider venoms help control/treat several diseases



Morphospecies 5

Location of collection: Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W

Date of collection: April 2016

H': 3.9058

Photo:

Bug five.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order Hymenoptera:

  • Wings: When present, membranous (4), front wings longer.
  • Mouthparts: Chewing mandibles, sometimes maxillae and labium elongated into "tongue".
  • Antennae: 5-segmented tarsi, long.
  • Body: Thorax and abdomen, with constriction between, long.


Ecological Importance:

  • Seed dispersal
  • Feed on organic waste
  • Source of food for many animals


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Turns and aerates soil, allowing water and oxygen to reach plant roots

Collector

Éowyn Holley

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