Johnny Martinez: Coleoptera

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Coleoptera Specimen

Order: Coleoptera

Location of collection: 33°05'47.12"N 84°05'27.43"W

Date of collection: 08/27/2018

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.28931442

Collectors: Wendy Gomez, Sarah Herrera, Johnny Martinez

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

▪ Body: Black and slightly gold exoskeleton

▪ Mouthparts: Chewing mouthparts for plant parts, like leaves or stems.

▪ Antennae: Short thin antennae.

▪ Tarsi: Segmented with claws at the tips for grasping.

▪ Eyes: Small black eyes

Ecological importance: Helps to break down plants and dead plant litter.

Economic importance: Considered pests as they eat the crops farmers make and can be annoying to get rid of.

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