GGC 2 Lepidoptera Fall 2015

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'58.43N Long: 84° 00'21.33W

Date of collection: October 2015

H': 4.21

Photo:

GGC Site 2 Lepidoptera 1.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • 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, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.

Ecological Importance:

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

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators



Morphospecies 5

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'58.43N Long: 84° 00'21.33W

Date of collection: October 2015

H': 4.21

Photo:

GGC Site 2 Lepidoptera 5.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • 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, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.

Ecological Importance:

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

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators



Morphospecies 6

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'58.43N Long: 84° 00'21.33W

Date of collection: October 2015

H': 4.21

Photo:

GGC Site 2 Lepidoptera 6.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • 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, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.

Ecological Importance:

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

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators



Morphospecies 8

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'58.43N Long: 84° 00'21.33W

Date of collection: October 2015

H': 4.21

Photo:

GGC Site 2 Lepidoptera 8.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • 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, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.

Ecological Importance:

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

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators



Morphospecies 9

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'58.43N Long: 84° 00'21.33W

Date of collection: October 2015

H': 4.21

Photo:

GGC Site 2 Lepidoptera 9.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • 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, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.

Ecological Importance:

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

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Vegetation in agriculture
  • Food Chain
  • pollinators

Collector

Tanya Stowell

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