Nandy Bahadoor - Diptera 1

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Specimen #: 18

Order: Diptera

Family: Lauxaniidae

Date of Collection: August 28th, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Upstream

Coordinates: 34°03'35.2"N 84°00'08.8"W

Species Abundance: 20

Rank Abundance: 1

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.325647567

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- small, stout-bodied flies

- short, not reaching wing margin

- oral vibrissae absent

- postvertical bristles converge

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- some species help with the pollination of flowers

- transmit disease to humans and animals, so it is important to study them

- can cause pest problems in agriculture

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