Jacobo Rivera- Lepidoptera

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Lepidoptera Specimen

Specimen #: 44

Order: Lepidoptera

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Downstream

Coordinates: 34°03'28.653"N 84°00'32.488"W

Species Abundance: 1

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.4023696

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Modified scales flattened "hairs" giving butterflies and moths their wide variety of colors and patterns.

- They have a well-developed head with chewing mouthparts.

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- Lepidoptera are important pollinators to most agricultural crops.

-They are the second most diverse pest insect order outnumbered only by the beetles.

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