Specimen 164- Asad Yusuf
Location of collection: GGC2
Date of collection: September 2012
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: 1.58
Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Body: "wasp-like". usually constricted between thorax and abdomen
Wings: Membranous wings, Fore-wings are larger than hind wings, One or more small hooks on anterior margin of hind wings that are used to couple hind wings to fore wings during flight, in small forms, venation very reduced.
Antennae: fairly long and bent, usually in segments
Legs: usually 5 tarsal segments
Ovipositor: Often blade like, modified as a stinger, used for defense,venom is injected from the tip,eggs are laid based on the structure.
Mouth:chewing,well developed chewing mandibles, sometimes maxillae and labium elongated into sucking "tongue".
After sequencing, genus and species: NA
Geographical Distribution: Subtropic and Tropic.
Life cycle: egg,larva,pupa, and adult
Sexual dimorphism: Determined by number chromosomes. Fertilized eggs get two sets of chromosomes developing into diploid females and unfertilized eggs only get one set of chromosomes developing into haploid males.
What it eats: Herbivores, feed on leaves,pine needles, nectar and pollen.
Larval/nymphal stage: Resemble maggots, soft bodies with no limbs. Unable to defecate until adulthood reached due to incomplete digestive tract.
Adult stage: Complete metamorphosis
Habitat: leaves, soil, shrubs, grasses and trees.
Economic/agricultural/human health importance: They are important to humans because they are pollinators of wild flowering plants, makers of honey and parasite of destructive insects
PCR product gel picture?