Saba Zaman: Lepidoptera

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Specimen #: 4

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Sphingidae

Date of Collection: September, 28 2017

Location: 33°58'54.79" N, 84°00'23.22" W

Rank Abundance: 5

Shannon-Weiner Biodiversity Index: (H') = 1.555589101

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

 -Larger body with pointed abdomen
 -Narrow wings with pointed forewing

 -Long nose (proboscis)

Ecological and Economic/Public Importance:

 -Function as prey for many predators and larger insects

 -Can be used to monitor environmental changes due to their abundance

 -Work as pollinators


DISCLAIMER: This picture is not my own. It is a picture used by Angela Fulton in the Fall of 2016 representing the same species Order.

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