Specimen 217 - Jason Lamb

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Location of collection:

GGC site 3

Date of collection:

September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:

Distinguishing Order Characteristics:

  • 1. Two pairs of wings, however, some can be wingless.
  • 2. Sharp mouth for piercing and sucking, known as a proboscis.
  • 3. Variety of compound eyes.
  • 4. No more than 3 ocelli present.
  • 5. Antennae are either short or long.





After sequencing, genus and species?

Geographical Location:

Throughout the entire world

Life cycle:

Born from mass egg groupings that are hemimetabolous, meaning that they develop directly into adults without a transformation in the larval and adult stage.

Sexual dimorphism:

The female contain immature external morphology at sexual maturity. And adult males don't feed and usually die within a couple days. Males' hind wings are usually reduced in size.

What it eats:

Mostly plant feeders. They suck sap primarily, while others are bloodsuckers of mammals and birds.


  • They live mainly within a terrestrial environment, and some aquatic environments.

Ecological Importance

  • Allows for habitat diversification.

Economic/human importance:

  • They provide control over mosquito populations, and food for humans.

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

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Other specimens done by Jason Lamb this term

Specimen 216 - Jason Lamb

Specimen 218 - Jason Lamb

Specimen 219 - Jason Lamb

Specimen 220 - Jason Lamb

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