Specimen 207 - Jessie Ashworth

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Location of collection:


GGC site 3

Date of collection:


August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


4.234106505

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:


  • Hymenoptera have well-developed mandibles for chewing.
  • "Hamuli," which are small hooked bristles, lock the hind wings to the fore wings.
  • Apocrita a suborder characterized by a constriction between the first and second abdominal segment to the thorax, and the larva have no legs.

Classification:


Kingdom----Animalia

Phylum------Arthropoda

Class---------Insecta

Order---------Hymenoptera

Sub-order---N/A

Family-------N/A

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

Species------N/A

Geographical Distribution:


  • Hymenoptera live in every part of the world other than polar regions.

Life cycle:


Complete metamorphism

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

Sexual dimorphism:


  • Sexual dimorphism varies from species to species from just a size difference to completely different insect parts.
  • Females of some hymenoptera species (such as the ant) can look completely different due to the need to carry and lay eggs.

What it eats:


Larval

  • Larva of some hymenoptera are feed by adult insects through the process of regergitation.
  • Other larva are laid inside perilized hosts and consume it from the inside out.

Adult

  • Adult hymenoptera feed on plants, hunt for food, or feed on nectar.

Habitat:


Larval/Adult

  • Because of their high mobility, hmenoptera can move from place to place in search for food and resources, giving them the ability to live just about anywhere.

Ecological Importance:


Larval/Adult

  • Hymenoptera pollinate many plant species as they search for pollen.
  • Hymenoptera have many symbiotic relationships with plants and animals.
  • They also prey on pest species and help some plants thrive.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:


Larval/Adult

  • Hymenoptera help to control pest species, but some are also considered pests and can cause harm to people.
  • In some places of the world hymenoptera are used for medical reasons.
  • Hymenoptera are also used as a food source and create food sources for humans.

PCR product: gel picture?


N/A

Sequence data:


N/A

Main Pages


Return to Hymenoptera Fall 2012 home page.

Return to The DNA Barcoding Project home page.

All specimens done by Jessie Ashworth this term


Specimen 206 - Jessie Ashworth

Specimen 207 - Jessie Ashworth

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Specimen 209 - Jessie Ashworth

Specimen 210 - Jessie Ashworth

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