Nour Yaghi- Diptera

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Specimen #: 13

Order': Deptera

Family: Asteiidae

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Downstream

Coordinates: 34°03'28.653"N 84°00'32.488"W

Species Abundance: 10

Rank Abundance: 3

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.4023696

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- They have prominent compound eyes on a mobile head

- One pair of functional, membranous wings

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- They Are pests to agriculture plants, and they transmit diseases to humans and animals

- Pollinate flowering plants

- Assist with decomposition of organic material

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