Specimen 173 - Abraham Bailey

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Location of collection:

GGC site 3

Date of collection:

August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


File:Fall GGC 2 and 3 SW Index.pdf

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Scaled Wings
  • Presence of a proboscis; curled mouth parts for sucking
  • Forwings larger than hind wings




After sequencing, genus and species?

Geographical Distribution:

World wide: except Antarctica

Life cycle:

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

Sexual dimorphism:

  • Visual stimuli
  • Pheromones
  • Acoustics (Sound or Vibration)

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Leaves as nymphs
  • Nectar as adult

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

They are found in all major habitats, except for marine and polar regions.

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Pollination

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

  • Artistic value
  • Food source
  • Can be toxic
  • Some produce silk cocoons

PCR product: gel picture

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Sequence data:

  • Forward CO1:


  • Reverse CO1:


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