Specimen 218 - Jason Lamb
Location of collection:
GGC site 3
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing Order Characteristics:
- 1. Two pairs of membranous wings, covered with scales like shingles on a roof.
- 2. Large compund eyes.
- 3. One ocelli present above each eye.
- 4. Antennae are long and slender
After sequencing, genus and species?
Throughout the entire world
Egg, catepillar/larva, chrysalis/pupa, butterfly emerges. The amount of time it takes for the egg to hatch depends on the species and environmental factors. After the hatching occurs, the larva is in its instar, or non-molted stage. It reaches the second instar from outgrowing its first cuticle and molting. The cycle of eating, pooping, and molting repeats until the pupal stage is ready. During the pupal stage, no feeding occurs as well as no movement. Histolysis happens within this process. After metamorphosis is complete, trigger signals such as chemical or temperature will tell the adult to emerge.
Color variation on the wings can determine the male from the female. Females are also known to have certain variations of mimicry, that the male do not have. Most often found through genetic determination.
What it eats:
Primarily plant feeders.
- They live among a terrestrial environment.
- They are pollinators, and are provided as food for other animals.
- They eat lots of agricultural crops.
PCR product: gel picture?
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