My Kim Tang: Hymenoptera

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Hymenoptera Specimen

Specimen #:2

Order: Coleoptera

Date of Collection: August 27, 2018

Location: EHC Downstream

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.9817719

Taxonomic Information:

▪ Body: length 6-8 mm, 4 membranous wings; front wings are larger than back wings, constricted between thorax and abdomen

▪ Head: oval shaped, elongated chewing mandibles

▪ Antennae: long, and less than or equal to 10 segments

▪ Tarsi: segmented ~5

Ecological Importance: Some are pollinators carrying polling from one area to another

Economical Importance: Some are parasitic, but the parasitic habits are usually aimed at other insects.

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