Lillian Karroum: Hymenoptera
Location of collection: Environmental Heritage Center Upstream
Morphospecies ID: Hymenoptera Species 5
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
▪ Body: vary in size, have three thoracic segments, and usually nine or 10 abdominal segments. Some have 6 or 8 abdominal prolegs.
▪ Mouthparts: adapted for chewing with a well-developed mandible
• Eyes: compound eyes
• Wings: usually have 2 pairs of wings, their hind wings have many hooked bristles
Ecological importance and economic importance: Some are important pollinators for flowering plants and some are parasitoids that lay their eggs in the host and would then eat the host.