Specimen 151 - Chau Huynh

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Location of collection:

GGC site 2

Date of collection:

September 2012

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?


Geographical Distribution:

World wide

Life cycle:

Egg->Larva->Pupa->Imago (adult)

Sexual dimorphism:

  • 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?

Sequence data:

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