Jacobo Rivera- Trichoptera
Specimen #: 45
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.