Specimen 180 - Nic Quintero
Location Of Collection: GGC 3
Date of Collection: September 2012
Shannon Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing Morphological Features: Wasp-like body with 3 segments. 4 wings, with forward wings larger than hind wings. Long antennae. Tarsi is segmented in 5 parts. Mouthpart consist of chewing mechanism. Well developed ovipositor.
Geographical Distribution: Worldwide
Life Cycle:Complete metamorphosis
Sexual Dimorphism: Males usually develop from unfertilized eggs
Food: Can be predatory and consume meat, usually of other insects. Also pollen and nectar.
Habitat: Many adults found on flowers.
Ecological Importance: Help pollenate plants
Economic/Agricultural/Human Health Importance: Can sting humans and cause fatal reaction if allergic.