Specimen 197 - Chau Huynh

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Location of collection:

GGC site 3

Date of collection:

September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

  • Mouthparts: sucking, formed into beak, arising from front of head and resting posteriorl along the ventral midline.
  • Wings: FW divided into basal, thickened area, membranous area. Wings usually held flat over back and overlapping.
  • pronotum: large
  • scutellum: conspicuous and triangular
  • Atennae: often relatively long but with 5 or fewer segments.
  • Trasi: 3 segmented or less





After sequencing, genus and species?


Geographical Distribution:

World wide

Life cycle:

egg -> Nymph Stage-> Growth of Wings -> Growth of Sex Organs-> adult

Sexual dimorphism:

  • Hemipterans are gradual metamorphosis from egg to nymph to adult.
  • make sound or vibrate to courtship.

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • They prey on a variety of aquatic insects and crustaceans
  • feeding on plant sap

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • found in lentic habitats or in backwater or pool areas of streams
  • aquatic and terrestrial habitats

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • are more tolerant of environmental extremes than most other insects

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

  • they are pests of crops and gardens

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 196 - Chau Huynh

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