Specimen 197 - Chau Huynh
Location of collection:
GGC site 3
Date of collection:
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?
egg -> Nymph Stage-> Growth of Wings -> Growth of Sex Organs-> adult
- 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?
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