GGC Fabiola Rojas Fall 2016 2

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Morphospecies ID

Morphospecies 2

Order: Hymenoptera

Shannon-Wiener H’


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

-"Wasp-Like" appearance; Thorax and abdomen.

-4 membranous wings; Front wings larger than hind wings.

-Fairly long antennae.

-5 segmented tarsi.

-Well developed ovipositor.

-Chewing mouthpart.

Ecological and Economic/Public health importance

Species in the order Hymenoptera play a role as natural enemies of insect pests or as pollinators of flowering plants.

Also, venoms in Hymenoptera species can cause allergic and toxic reactions such as local pain, inflammation, itching, and irritation. However, the venom have also been known to cure arthritis, baldness, and has been used for therapeutic purposes.

Honey from Hymenoptera is used for food purposes as well as health purposes.

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