Shelby Heller: Hymenoptera

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Order: Hymenoptera

Family: Hymenoptera species 2

Location of collection: Environmental Heritage Center

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

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.898

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

Distinguishing morphological features of Family:

▪ Body: "wasp-like", often constricted between thorax and abdomen

▪ Head: 4 membranous wings, venation reduced

▪ Antennae: long, and less than or equal to 10 segments

▪ Tarsi: segmented ~5

Ecological importance: Pollinators of flowers, enemy of pests

Economic importance: provide a source of honey

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