Specimen 216 - Jason Lamb
Location of collection:
GGC site 2
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing Order Characteristics:
- 1.Reduced hind wings, also known as halterers. They are used for flight stabilization and have a club like shape.
- 2.Mesothorax is enlarged to help the flight balance.
- 3.Contain mouthparts for stabbing, piercing, and sucking.
- 4.Contain non-functional mandibles.
After sequencing, genus and species?
Throughout the entire World
The four stages are egg, larva, pupa, and adult fly (in that order). Once eggs are laid young larve hatch and use availble food for growth. When enough growth is obtained, they develop into the pupal stage. Following is when they metamorphose within pupae, then hatch as adults.
Males tend to have larger elongated bodies, antennae, legs, and heads.
What it eats:
They eat a wide variety, such as decaying plant material to fecies found within plants and animals.
- Mainly found in aquatic environment, both on land and water.
- They pollinate flowering plants.
- They can help decompose organic matter and be used as biocontrol agents of insect pests.
PCR product: gel picture?
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