Nandy Bahadoor - Diptera 2

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Specimen #: 18

Order: Diptera

Date of Collection: August 28th, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Upstream

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

Species Abundance: 6

Rank Abundance: N/A

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.325647567

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- One pair of developed front wings and a pair of undeveloped back wings(halteres)

- Parallel post vertical bristle

- Bristles on frons and thorax

- Black segmented body



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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