Matt Tatz: Coleoptera
Location of collection: EHC Upstream
Date of collection: August 27, 2018 Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.898082593
Morphospecies ID: Coleoptera 2
Rank abundance: 2
Collectors: Matthew Tatz, Shelby Heller, Lillian Karroum, Juan Garcia
Distinguishing morphological features of Family:
▪ Body: Black or Gray. 1.0 - 4.5 mm. Somewhat pear-shaped. Tronchanters elongate.
▪ Head: Snout usually well developed. Palps small and rigid, often concealed within mouth. Labrum absent.
▪ Antennae: Clubbed and nearly always elbowed.
▪ Tarsi: 4
Ecological importance: One of the largest families of insects (over 2500 N. American species), practically all plant feeders.
Economic importance: Large numbers are serious pests of cultivated plants. Many snout beetles chew holes in fruits, nuts, and other parts of the plant.