GGC 1 Hymenoptera Fall 2015

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection:Latitude: 33.981379 | Longitude: -84.009364

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: -3.822611985

Photo:

Hymenoptera 1 ggc site 1 (1).jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Four membranous wings and a narrow waist.
  • Mouthparts may be either of the biting type or of the biting-sucking type.

Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators of wild and cultivated flowering plants, as parasites of destructive insects, and as makers of honey
  • Parasites of insect pests.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Honey and beeswax.

Morphospecies 2

Location of collection:Latitude: 33.981379 | Longitude: -84.009364

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: -3.822611985

Photo:

Hymenoptera 2 ggc site 1.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. ..
  • Pollination,parasitism, without wasps we would be overrun with insect pest.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • No Fig.

Morphospecies 3

Location of collection:Latitude: 33.981379 | Longitude: -84.009364

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: -3.822611985

Photo:

Hymenoptera 3 ggc site 1.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Tarsi usually 5-segmented.
  • They have chewing mouthparts.

Ecological Importance:

  • Turn and aerate the soil, allowing water and oxygen to reach plant roots.
  • Eat a wide variety of organic material and provide food for many different organisms.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • True social insects. Wingless workers forage for provisions such as vegetation, seeds, or other insects..

Morphospecies 4

Location of collection:Latitude: 33.981379 | Longitude: -84.009364

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015


'Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: -3.822611985

Photo:

Hymenoptera 4 ggc site 1.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Compound eyes well developed.
  • Maxillae and labium form a proboscis for collecting necta.

Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators of wild and cultivated flowering plants, as parasites of destructive insects, and as makers of honey
  • Adults construct individual nests and provision them with plant materials.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Honey and beeswax.

Morphospecies 5

Location of collection:Latitude: 33.981379 | Longitude: -84.009364

Date of collection:

  • Aug 23, 2015

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: -3.822611985

Photo:

Hymenoptera 5 ggc site 1.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Narrow junction between thorax and abdomen.
  • Triangular stigma in front wings.

Ecological Importance:

  • Pollinators of wild and cultivated flowering plants, as parasites of destructive insects, and as makers of honey
  • Larvae are parasitoids of other insects.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Provision nest sites with prey that they catch and paralyze by stinging.

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