GGC Nivein Gobran Fall 2016

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Morphospecies: Hymenopteria

Location of collection: GGC site 3

Location: 33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W

Date of Collection: August 2016

H’ Value for GGC 3: 2.3046

Collectors: Robert Buth, Habiba Bobboy, Nivein Gobran, and Maria Mendez

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Body: often “wasp-like” , often constricted between thorax and abdomen, Wings: when present, 4 membranous, FW little larger that HW 1 or more small hooks on anterior margin of HW that are used HW to FW during flight, in small forms, enation very reduced; antennae: fairly long, usually > 10 segments; Tarsi: 5 segamented (except in some minute forms) ; Ovipositor: well developed, something long, sometines modified into a sting; Mouthparts: chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles, sometines maxillae and labium elonagated into a sucking “tongue”

Ecological Importance/Economic/agricultural/human health importance: The mouth having its own distinguished shape can be used much like that of a bee and collect as well as disperse pollen. Ecologically they help control pest type insects and prevent an over population. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Morphospecies: Collembola

Location of collection: GGC site 3

Location: 33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W

Date of Collection: August 2016

H’ Value for GGC 3: 2.3046

Collectors: Robert Buth, Habiba Bobboy, Nivein Gobran, and Maria Mendez

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Minute: ≤ 6mm; Body elongate or oval; Wings: absent; Abdomen: 6 or fewer segments, with tube-like structure (collophore) on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with forked structure (furcula) on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna; Antennae: usually short 4-6 segments; usually found in soil or leaf litter.

Ecological Importance/Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Research is being done to further the investigation on skin irritations and infections that can be caused by Collembola. Collembola may invade the home, entering through window screens, open doors, vent pipes, or with merchandise or ornamental plants. They are attracted to moisture so they can be found any area in the house that can collect water.

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Morphospecies: Diptera

Location of collection: GGC site 3

Location: 33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W

Date of Collection: August 2016

H’ Value for GGC 3: 2.3046

Collectors: Robert Buth, Habiba Bobboy, Nivein Gobran, and Maria Mendez

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: wings: only FW developed reduced to knob-like halters. Eyes: usually large; Tarsi: nearly always 5 segmented; Mouthparts: variable

Ecological Importance/Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Some flies can help pollinate flowers and assist in the process of decomposition. They can also act as parasites. Many species of the order Diptera spread diseases to humans such as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile disease, etc.

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Morphospecies: Coleoptera

Location of collection: GGC site 3

Location: 33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W

Date of Collection: August 2016

H’ Value for GGC 3: 2.3046

Collectors: Robert Buth, Habiba Bobboy, Nivein Gobran, and Maria Mendez

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Wings: FW hardened (elytra), nearly always meeting in a straight line down middorsal line of the back, Elytrocvers HW and abdomen consequently abdominal segmentation is not visible from above, elytra sometimes shorter, not covering entire abdomen; Pronotum: usually large; Cerci: absent; Mouthparts: chewing (in weevils chewing mouthparts are at the end of a long central extension of head that resembles the beak of a sucking insect but elbowed antennae attach to the beak

Ecological Importance/Economic/agricultural/human health importance: These organisms can help with nutrient recyclers, ecologically specialized and essential pollinators. They can also reduced the amount of weed seeds in soil. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Morphospecies: Hymenopteria

Location of collection: GGC site 3

Location: 33°59′03.87″ N, 84°00′20.37″ W

Date of Collection: August 2016

H’ Value for GGC 3: 2.3046

Collectors: Robert Buth, Habiba Bobboy, Nivein Gobran, and Maria Mendez

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Body: often “wasp-like” , often constricted between thorax and abdomen, Wings: when present, 4 membranous, FW little larger that HW 1 or more small hooks on anterior margin of HW that are used HW to FW during flight, in small forms, enation very reduced; antennae: fairly long, usually > 10 segments; Tarsi: 5 segamented (except in some minute forms) ; Ovipositor: well developed, something long, sometines modified into a sting; Mouthparts: chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles, sometines maxillae and labium elonagated into a sucking “tongue”

Ecological Importance/Economic/agricultural/human health importance: The mouth having its own distinguished shape can be used much like that of a bee and collect as well as disperse pollen. Ecologically they help control pest type insects and prevent an over population.

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