Specimen 191 - Joshua Mann

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Location of collection: GGC3

Date of collection:September 2012

Shannon-Wiener index: 1.05

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Order

  • Lepidoptera

Family

  • Unknown

Species

  • Unknown

After DNA sequencing

  • Unknown

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Distinguishing morphological feature Mouthparts

  • sucking
  • in form of a coiled tube at rest

Wings

  • large membranous
  • Front larger than the Hind wings
  • largly or entirely covered with scales

Antennae

  • slender and long

Life cycle (holometabolis)

  • Overwintering/resting/diapause stage (egg, larva/nymph, pupa, adult)
  • Sexual dimorphism:males- start emergence earlier than female and peak before females use sound or vibrations for

courtship/females-attract mates from far distances , both sexs are sexually mature by the elcosion


Geographical Distribution

  • World-wide

What do they eat

  • Nectar and other nutrients however it has to be in liquid form


Importance

  • food source to most insect eating predators
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