Sarah Herrera: Coleoptera

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Coleoptra Specimen

Family: Scarabaeidae

Location of collection: 33°05'47.12"N 84°05'27.43"W

Date of collection: 08/27/2018

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.28931442

Rank abundance: 1

Collectors: Sarah Herrera, Johnny Martinez, Wendy Gomez

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

▪Body: adult length of 10 to 14 mm

▪Wings: FW Hardened, nearly always meeting in a straight line down mid-dorsal line of the back, elytra covers HW and abdomen consequently abdominal segmentation is not visible from above, elytra sometimes shorter, not covering entire abdomen;

▪ Pronotum: usually large

▪ Antennae: the antennae is filiform or threadlike

Ecological importance: Predator to other insects and some species eat plants as well.

Economic importance: Can act as pollinators to certain plants.

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