Robert Kerr: Hymenoptera 1

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- Specimen Number: 4


- Order: Homoptera


- Family: Ichneumonoidea


- Date Of Collection: August, 2018


- Location: 34.0570° N, 84.0518° W


- Rank Abundance: 1


- Shannon-Weiner Biodiversity Index: (H') = 3.357381651


-Distinguishing Morphological Features:


- Long ovipositor used to assist in laying eggs.


- Elongated antennae and abdomen


- Wings comparatively smaller to its body


-Ecological Importance:


- Potential parasitoid of larvae and pupae of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, and Lepidoptera depending on species.


- Assists plants in pollination directly.

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