Specimen 162 - Yeji Park

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Location of collection:

GGC Site 1

Date of collection:

September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:

H'=1.58

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Mouthparts: similar to Hemiptera, sucking formed into a beak

Wings: usually 4, membranous, uniformed texture throughout

Antennae: short, bristle-like

Aphids: are pear-shaped, winged or wingless

Sub-order ? Family ? After sequencing, genus and species ?

family: Aphidiae

Geographical Distribution:

World Wide

Life cycle:

Egg ->larvae ->immature stage resembling the adults lacking wings- > adult with wings(male)(very short life cycle)

Sexual dimorphism:

Females increase in size but never develop wings. Males develop wings in the final stage of the life cycle.

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

herbivores, they eat plants.

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

grasslands, forests, crop fields, and even on ornamental plants

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

They mostly have digestive system that modified into a filter chamber. This allows the insects to ingest and process huge volumes of plant water, and sugar.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

Many species are pests of cultivated plants, and they are also important carriers of plant diseases.

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

Other specimens were done

Specimen 159 - Yeji Park

Specimen 160 - Yeji Park

Specimen 161 - Yeji Park

Specimen 163 - Yeji Park

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