Patricia Delgado: Diptera

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Specimen #: 1

Order: Diptera

Family: Bittacidae

Date of Collection: August, 2018

Location: 34.0570° N, 84.0518° W

Rank Abundance: 13

Shannon- Weiner Biodiversity Index (H')= 3.357381651

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

-Resemble large crane flies

-widespread wings and at rest with wings folded

-have four wings (not two)

Ecological and Economic / Public Importance:

-Hang by front and middle legs from low plants

-Typically woodlands near streams; adults often attracted to lights

-They mate while hanging from a perch.(2) Eggs are rectangular, with a depression on each side

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