Kendra Wilkerson: Hymenoptera

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Taxonomy

  • Family: Vespidae

Location of collection

  • 33.978441 N, 84.006117 W

Date of collection

  • 09/05/2017-09/07/2017

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity

  • H' = 3.8953

Rank abundance

  • 3


Collectors

  • Kendra Wilkerson
  • Angie Nguyen
  • Arika Jones

Distinguishing Morphological Features of Family

  • Wings: 4, membranous
  • Mouth: Chewing mouthparts
  • Tarsi: 5-segmented

Ecological Importance

  • Parasites of destructive insects
  • Pollinators of native and exotic plants

Economic Importance

  • Beneficial to agriculture
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