Speciman 156 - Umair Azhar

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Location of collection: GGC2

Date of collection: Septempber 2012

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Body divided into three segments, head, mesasoma and metasoma. Long and slender with a pinched waist. Long legs and hairy body. Compound eyes and segmented antennae.



After sequencing, genus and species :


Geographical Distribution: Found in most green parts of the world.

Life cycle: Egg>larva>pupa>adult. Eggs are laid inside or on the host insects. Once the eggs hatch, the the pupa either eat the inside of the host and emerge as adults.

Sexual dimorphism:

What it eats: Carnivorous. Eats pollen and nectar from flowers.

Habitat: Found where there is and abunduance of trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Ecological Importance: Predator of many insects and prey of many birds.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Used as a natural pest control to protect crops from destructive species.

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

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