Mohammed Rezwan Rafid: Lepidoptera

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Morphospecies Label: Lepidoptera, Species: 2

Location: Little Mulberry Park Downstream (34.04060,-83.876840)

Taxonomic information :

 Kingdom: Animalia

 Phylum: Arthropoda

 Class: Insecta

 Order: Lepidoptera

 Family: Oecophoridae

Shannon-Wiener Biodiversity Index H’ value = 3.157529533

Date of collection: August 2018

Rank abundance: 5

Distinguishing morphological features:

 Scaly wings with venation.

 Flat bodied.

 Coiled and tubular mouthpart present for chewing.

 Antennae present.

Ecological and Economic/Public health importance:

 They serve as bio-indicators for pollution.

 These insects are used for research in areas like ecology and genetics.

 Some species are harmful to plants and crops.


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