GGC Fabiola Rojas Fall 2016 1
Date of collection
August 22, 2016
Location of collection
Latitude: 33°58'56.2" N
Longitude: 84°00'06.2" W
Site: GGC Site 4
Distinguishing morphological features
-Only front wings developed
-Knob-like halteres as hind wings
-Eyes are large
Ecological and Economic/Public health importance
Diptera species pollinate flowering plants, assist in the decomposition of organic matter, or serve as a biocontrol agent of insect pests.
Diptera species, however, are also known to acts as pests of agricultural plants and transmit diseases to humans and domestic animals.