Specimen 217 - Jason Lamb
Location of collection:
GGC site 3
Date of collection:
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?
Throughout the entire world
Born from mass egg groupings that are hemimetabolous, meaning that they develop directly into adults without a transformation in the larval and adult stage.
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.
- Allows for habitat diversification.
- They provide control over mosquito populations, and food for humans.
PCR product: gel picture?
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