Sarah Herrera: Diptera
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: 2
Collectors: Sarah Herrera, Johnny Martinez, Wendy Gomez
Distinguishing morphological features of Family:
▪ Body: A slender body with long legs and relatively long antennae with many segments of similar shape and size.
▪ Mouthparts: varies; sucking mouthparts, sometimes adapted for piercing
▪ Antennae: filiform, stylate, or aristate
▪ Tarsi: nearly always 5 segmented.
▪ Eyes: Very Large.
Ecological importance: Pollinate flowering plants, assist in the decomposition of organic matter, or serve as bio-control agents of insect pests.
Economic importance: Major pest to agricultural plants, it also contributed to spreading of diseases to other organisms, including human and it parasitize the host.