Specimen 151 - Chau Huynh
Location of collection:
GGC site 2
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
- body: often "wasp-like", often constricted between thorax and abdomen
- Wings: when presents, 4 membranous, FW little larger than HW or small hooks on anterior margin of HW that are used to couple HW to FW during flight, in small forms, venation very reduced.
- Antennae: fairy long, usually larger than 10 segments.
- Tarsi: 5 segmented, except from some minute forms
- Ovipositor: well developed, sometimes long, sometimes modified into a sting.
- Mouthparts: chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles, sometimes maxillae and labium elongated into a sucking "tongue"
After sequencing, genus and species?
- Males usually develop from unfertilized eggs
- Some females can produce young without mating, while others can store sperm and spread out their egg laying.
- Some females lay their eggs on the host plants.
What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- Most are herbivorous feed on leaves or pine needles
- feeding on nectar and honeydew and can often be seen at flowers
Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- Hymenopterans are found in nearly all terrestrial habitats
Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- preserving ecological balance and maintaining biological diversity.
- parasites or parasitoids as larvae
Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- pollinate of plants
- recycle of decaying organic matter
PCR product: gel picture?
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