Nour Yaghi- Homoptera

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specimen: Homoptera

Specimen #: 30

Order: Homoptera

Family: Aphididae

Date of Collection: August 23rd, 2018

Location: Environmental Heritage Center - Downstream

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

Species Abundance: 11

Rank Abundance: 1

Shannon-Wiener "H" Value: 3.4023696

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

- Mouth is formed into a beak, usually several segmented, but rising from the back of the head

- usually four wings present

-Short bristle like antennae

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

- Many species are pests and cultivate plants.

- Aphids and leafhoppers are the most prominent carriers of plant diseases

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