Specimen 206 - Jessie Ashworth

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Location of collection:


GGC site 2

Date of collection:


August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


3.850147602

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:


  • Lepidoptera have scale covered body and wings.
  • Lepidoptera have large flat membranous wings.

Classification:


Kingdom----Animalia

Phylum------Arthropoda

Class---------Insecta

Order---------Lepidoptera

Sub-order---N/A

Family-------N/A

Genus--------N/A

Species------N/A

Geographical Distribution:


  • Lepidoptera live in every part of the world other than Antarctica.

Life cycle:


Complete metamorphism

Egg--->Larva--->Pupa--->Adult

Sexual dimorphism:


  • Lepidoptera have sexual dimorphism in the form of different color patterns in the wings of individuals.
  • In some rare cases the females of the species are flightless while the males can fly.

What it eats:


Larval

  • The larval form of lepidoptera feed on vegetation.

Adult

  • Adult lepidoptera eat nectar.

Habitat:


Larval/Adult

  • Lepidoptera live out there larval stage on vegetation where they feed and build up nutrients to go through metamorphosis.
  • Lepidoptera are able to live in just about any habitat that has enough vegetation to for their larva.

Ecological Importance:


Larval/Adult

  • Lepidoptera pollinate many plant species as they search for pollen.
  • They are also part of many large food webs as a base for many small carnivores.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:


Larval/Adult

  • Lepidoptera help to pollinate crops.
  • They also are pests to some crops.
  • Lepidoptera are also harvested for silk in the production of textiles.

PCR product: gel picture?


N/A

Sequence data:


N/A

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