Specimen 179 - Nic Quintero

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Location Of Collection: GGC 2


Date of Collection: September 2012


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Distinguishing Morphological Features: Use similar sucking mechanism, beak, like Hemiptera. 4 Wings present. The antennae are short and bristle-like. Aphids are pear-shaped with 2 posterior tubes, cornicles.


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Geographical Distribution: Different species all over the world


Life Cycle: Incomplete Metamorphosis


Sexual Dimorphism: Pheromone communication


Food: All feed off plant and grass sap


Habitat: Virtually any terrestial and fresh water habitat


Ecological Importance: Pests and can carry plant viruses


Economic/Agricultural/Human Health Importance: adult leafhoppers are capable of biting, producing pain

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