Jacobo Rivera- Trichoptera

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Trichoptera Specimen

Specimen #: 45

Order: Trichoptera

Family: Rhyacophilidae

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Downstream

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

Species Abundance: 11

Rank Abundance: 2

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.4023696

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Pair of segmented legs extends from each thoracic segment.

- Their wings are covered with hairs instead of scales, as like in moths.

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- The major reason making trichoptera so successful and widespread is their ability to produce a silken thread.

- Sensitive to pollution, so fluctuations in trichoptera populations may reflect changes in local water quality.

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