Specimen 196 - Chau Huynh

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Location of collection:

GGC site 2

Date of collection:

September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Wings only FW developed
  • HW reduced to knob-like halteres
  • Eyes are usually large
  • Tarsi are nearly always 5 segmented
  • Mouthparts: Variable





After sequencing, genus and species?


Geographical Distribution:

World wide

Life cycle:

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

Sexual dimorphism:

  • Some females are temporary rotation during mating
  • The female usually lays her eggs as close to the food source

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • the adult females take blood meals
  • arvae feed on plant tissues
  • larvae feed in dung, carrion, garbage, or other organic matter
  • adults and/or larvae attack other insects

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Mostly in aquatic habitat

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • ecological and human (medical and economic) importance.

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

  • Transmits diseases to human

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

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Other specimens were done

Specimen 151 - Chau Huynh

Specimen 152 - Chau Huynh

Specimen 153 - Chau Huynh

Specimen 197 - Chau Huynh

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