Specimen 193 - Joshua Mann
Location of collection: GGC2
Date of collection:September 2012
Shannon-Wiener index: 2.064
After sequencing, genus and species
Distinguishing morphological features Body: often "wasp-like", often constricted between thorax and abdomen Wings:
- Four membranous, FW little larger than HW 1 or more small hooks on anterior margin of HW
that are used to couple HW to FW during flight, in small forms, venation very reduced; Antennae:
- Medium in length
- Five segments
- well developed, sometimes long, sometimes modified into a sting;
- chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles,
sometimes maxillae and labium elongated into a sucking "tongue"
Life cycle: Holometabolis. Life cycle has egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Overwintering/resting/diapause stage (egg, larva/nymph, pupa, adult) Sexual dimorphism (distinguishing features of male and female):
- Females typically have a special ovipositor for inserting eggs into hosts or otherwise inaccessible places.
What it eats Adult stage:
- The most primitive forms are typically herbivorous, feeding on leaves or pine needles.
- Bees feed on nectar and pollen.
Habitat Larval/nymphal stage
- Pollenization of various plants and a food source to predators