GGC Trish Archer Summer 2017 2

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Thysanoptera

Morphospecies ID

Morphospecies 1

Shannon-Wiener H’

0.805950699

Date of Collection

May 25, 2017

Location of Collection

33.982343 / -84.005977

Distinguishing Morphological Features

Tiny Wings: long, very thin with fringe of long hairs. Antennae: short, 6 - 9 segmented Mouthpart: sucking Body: Brown, wasp like with claw like appendages

Habits: Pierces tissue of plant and sucks out the sap, damaging the plants over a period of time, they tend to stay in one area

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