Jacobo Rivera- Lepidoptera
Specimen #: 44
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.