Hymenoptera S5(Maryssa) Fall 2016

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: Latitude: 38° 58'33.56N Longitude: 84° 0'37.17W Date of Collection: August 31, 2016

H' value: 2.631807008

Distinguishing Features:

No wings present for this particular morphospecies

Segmented tarsi

Antennae fairly long

Well developed chewing mandibles

Ecological Importance:

Aerate the soil, allowing water and oxygen to reach plant roots

Function as decomposers by feeding on organic waste, also serves as a source of food to other organisms

Agricultural Importance:

Wingless workers forage for vegetation, seeds, and sometimes other insects. Also, aids in seed dispersal.

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