GGC Joshua Joji Fall 2016

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Site 2 information:

  • Location of collection:
   Lat: 38° 58'58.43N 
   Long: 84° 00'21.33W
  • H'=2.37385
  • Date of collection:
   September 2016


Order: Hymenoptera

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order Hymenoptera:

  • Body: ovoid, antennae, eight legs.
  • Mouthparts: sucking, has hypostome located in the middle with two large palps.


Ecological Importance:

  • Sustenance for other animals
  • Population control

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Hymenoptera are used for medical purposes in various parts of the globe
  • Predatory Hymenoptera are also used to control pests
  • also used as a food source for humans



Order: Hymenoptera

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order Hymenoptera:  *Body: structures called Hamuli which are shaped as small hooked bristles which help lock the hind wings onto the fore wings, antennae, six legs, Apocrita a which is known by a constriction like structure between the first and the second abdominal segment to the thorax

  • Mouthparts: have well developed mandibles for chewing, sometimes sucking.


Ecological Importance:

  • symbiotic relationship among plants and animals
  • Sustenance for other animals
  • Population control

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • helps Pollinates crops
  • pest population control


Order: Lepidoptera

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order Lepidoptera:

  • Body: antennae, eight legs, ovoid
  • Mouthparts: has hypostome located in the middle with two palps, sucking


Ecological Importance:

  • Sustenance for other animals
  • Aids in population control

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • food chain.
  • vegetation in agriculture



Order: Diptera

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order Diptera:

  • Body: antennae, eight legs, ovoid, only anterior wing is well developed, large eyes
  • Mouthparts: hypostome located in the middle with two big palps, sucking


Ecological Importance:

  • Sustenance for other animals
  • Population control

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Major pests in agriculture and agricultural products
  • Decomposers of organic nutrients
  • spreads diseases such as yellow fever, malaria


Order: Coleoptera

Photo

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order Coleoptera:

  • Body: has large pronotum, six legs, antennae


Ecological Importance:

  • population control
  • Sustenance for other animals

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • Pests of agricultural plants
  • helps with decomposition of organic matter
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