Shazia Shikarpurya: Diptera

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Taxonomic information:

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Euarthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Superorder: Panorpida
  • Family: Dixidae

Location of collection: 34.0534° N, 83.8911° W

Date of collection: September 17, 2018

Shannon - Wiener H' value: 3.28402532

Rank abundance: 1

Collectors: AJ, Blessing, Shazia, and Priya

Distinguishing morphological features:

  • Wings: There are only FW developed and HW reduces to knob - like halteres
  • Eyes: It is usually large
  • Tarsi: It is always nearly 5 - segmented
  • Mouthparts: It has variable

Ecological importance: These insects are very popular in aquatic ecosystems and they depend on food source for many vertebrates animals.

Economic importance: Diptera has a larger economic impact on humans compared to any other group of insects. Some of the flies are the poison of agricultural plants, while other flies transfer diseases to humans and violence animals.

Public health importance: Many of the Diptera flies are the main vectors of harmful diseases and female hygiene. Therefore, it is mandatory to have a simple characterized process and identification key for the farmers and entomologists.

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