Johnny Martinez: 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.