Shelby Heller: Collembola

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Family: Entomobryid

Order: Entomobryomorpha

Location of collection: Environmental Heritage Center

Date of collection: 08/27/2018-08/29/2018

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.898

Rank abundance: 1

Collectors: Shelby Heller, Juan Garcia, Matt Tatz, Lillian Karroum

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

▪ Body: less than 6mm body, elongated

▪ Abdomen: 6 or fewer segments with tube-like structure on center of first abdominal sternum

▪ Antennae: short, 4-6 segments

Ecological importance: Regulate fungal populations

Economic importance: break down and recycle organic waste

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