GGC 1 James Stuart Spring 2016

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection:

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W Elevation: 1084 ft

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

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Order

  • Diptera

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Wings: Only front wings developed, hind wings reduced to knob-like halteres.
  • Mouthparts: Variable.

Ecological Importance:

  • pollinators in the natural ecosystem
  • recycle of decaying organic matter

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators

Morphospecies 2

Location of collection:

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W Elevation: 1084 ft

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

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Order Acari

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Body: Flat, Cephalothorax and abdomen, eight legs segmented.
  • Wings: Wingless
  • Mouthparts: Piercing-sucking.
  • Antennae: Lack antennae.

Ecological Importance:

  • Damage to crops is perhaps the most costly economic effect.
  • Have role in the decomposer subsystem.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Spreading diseases

Morphospecies 3

Location of collection:

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W Elevation: 1084 ft

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

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Order

  • Araneae

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Body: Cephalothorax and abdomen, eight legs segmented.
  • Wings: Wingless.
  • Mouthparts: A pair of palpi by the mouth.
  • Antennae: Lack Antennae.

Ecological Importance:

  • Beneficial predators.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Food Chain

Morphospecies 4

Location of collection:

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W Elevation: 1084 ft

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

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Order

  • Diptera

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Wings: Only front wings developed, hind wings reduced to knob-like halteres.
  • Mouthparts: Variable.

Ecological Importance:

  • pollinators in the natural ecosystem
  • recycle of decaying organic matter

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Pests
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators

Morphospecies 5

Location of collection:

Lat: 33°58′55.23″ N Long: 84°00′22.84″ W Elevation: 1084 ft

Date of collection: February 2016

H'=3.9058

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Order Collembola

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Body: Elongate or oval.
  • Wings: Wingless.
  • Mouthparts: Chewing.
  • Antennae: Usually short 4-6 segments.

Ecological Importance:

  • Part of food web.
  • Detritovores and microbivores

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Control pathogenic fungi populations
  • Pests
  • Spread Mycorrhizal fungi

Collector

James Stuart

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