Specimen 162 - Yeji Park
Location of collection:
GGC Site 1
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
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 ?
Egg ->larvae ->immature stage resembling the adults lacking wings- > adult with wings(male)(very short life cycle)
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.