GGC LaTedra Tucker Fall 2016

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Order Name: Diptera
Common Name: Housefly
Location of collection:
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
The forewings are fully developed but the hind wings are reduced to a knob-like structures. The eyes are usually large.
Ecological Importance:
They play a significant role in the decomposition and degeneration of plant and animal matter. They are considered as an important food source in the food chain. They breakdown and release nutrients back into the soil.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
They are important vectors of diseases
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Order Name: Collembola
Common Name: Springtails
Location of collection:
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
The abdomen is 6 or fewer segments. They have a tube-like structure on the center of the first abdominal sternum. The antennae is usually short, about 4-6 segments.
Ecological Importance:
They are considered as decomposers and recycle waste matter.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
They have the capacity to carry mycorrhizal fungi. Soil springtails play an important role in the establishing the symbiosis between plant and fungi. The establishment of the symbiosis is beneficial to agriculture. Some are considered pest among the human population.
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Order Name: Trichoptera
Common Name: Caddisflies
Location of collection:
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
They have a moth-like appearance. They have 4 membranous wings, the forewings are a little longer than the hind wings. They have no scales but they are hairy. They have a well developed labial and maxillary palps.
Ecological Importance:
They larvae provides an important source of food for fish and they filter the debris out of water. Caddisflies are indicators of water health.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
Caddisfly larval cases have been used as earrings and necklace beads, and fly-fishing for various species, such as trout and salmon.
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Location of collection:
Order Name: Hymenoptera
Common Name: Wasp
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

The body is often constricted between the thorax and abdomen. The have fairly long antennas .

Ecological Importance:
They are important enemies of many insect pests, helping protect our crops. They are also important pollinators, allowing our flowers and vegetables to grow and reproduce.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
Some of these species have a painful sting. The social nesting species can actually be dangerous to people: if someone disturbs their nest, they may sting them so many times that the person's life is endangered. Also, some wasps attack beneficial insects like bees.
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Order Name:: Orthoptera
Common Name:: Grasshopper
Location of collection:
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
Hindlegs are usually longer because they are adapted for jumping. The antennae is well-developed filamentous and sometimes very long. The cerci is present.
Ecological Importance:
They are beneficial in breaking down and recycling plant matter. Their waste is beneficial for fertilizing the soil. They are also good for preventing overgrowth.


Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
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Order Name: Coleoptera
Common Name: Beetles
Location of collection:
Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W
Date of collection: 8/29/2016
H' value:
3.375
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
Forewings are hardened. Hind-wing and abdomen is not visible from above. They have an absent Cerci.
Ecological Importance:
They are important in reducing the amount of weeds by eating weed seeds.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance:
They provide food security by reducing the amount of weeds that grow in farmlands. Farmers are able to yield more crops at the time of harvesting.
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