Group 3, Diplopoda Spring 2016

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Meagan Coleman- Diplopoda Species 1

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Location of collection: Lat: 33°58'56.2" N Long: 84°00'06.2" W

Date of collection:February 2016

H’=2.25695

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Wingless Two pairs of legs per body segment May have a pair of eyes or no eyes at all Chewing mouthparts One pair of antennae

Ecological Importance:

Function as herbivores and scavengers Help break down decaying plant and animal matter

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

Important for enrichment of soil Decomposers


Alex Menkes- Diplopoda Species 2

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Location of collection: Lat: 33°58'56.2" N Long: 84°00'06.2" W

Date of collection:February 2016

H’=2.25695

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Wingless Two pairs of legs per body segment May have a pair of eyes or no eyes at all Chewing mouthparts One pair of antennae

Ecological Importance:

Function as herbivores and scavengers Help break down decaying plant and animal matter

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

Important for enrichment of soil Decomposers

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