Juan Garcia: Lepidoptera

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Order: Lepidoptera

Location of collection: Environmental Heritage Center Upstream

Morphospecies ID: Lepidoptera Species 1

Date of collection: August 27, 2018 - August 29, 2018

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.898

Collectors: Lillian Karroum, Shelby Heller, Matt Tatz, and Juan Garcia

Taxonomic Information:

▪ Antennae: Long, slender, sometimes plumose

▪ Mouthparts: Mouth parts sucking, the proboscis usually in the form of a coiled tube. Mandibles nearly always vestigial or lacking

• Eyes: Pair of compound eyes

• Wings: Four membranous wings (rarely wingless), HW a little smaller than FW, the wings largely or entirely covered with scales

Ecological importance and economic importance: Lepidoptera are important polluters. Lepidoptera feed primarily on nectar and other liquid food, and many are common on flowers. The larvae of many species are considered pests of cultivated plants, stored foods, and fabrics.

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