Specimen 219 - Jason Lamb
Location of collection:
GGC site 3
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing Order Characteristics:
- 1. Possess elytra, or hardened forwings, that protect their fragile hindwings located underneath.
- 2. Have mandibulate mouthparts used for eating.
- 3. Several antennae forms.
- 4. Variety of compound eyes.
- 5. Three pairs of thoracic legs
After sequencing, genus and species?
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Egg, larva, pupa.
The size of incisors can be used to determine if the species is male or female. The second incisor in the female is usually bigger than the males'.
What it eats:
They eat plants, insects, mammals, and even decaying organic matter. They also feed on nectar, seeds, timber, rotting wood,dung, and fungi. They can be predators, scavengers, or hhebivores.
- Exist in terrestrial envrionments such as logs, soil, and leaf litter.
- Can play a role by increasing mortality of weed seeds, insects, and slugs.
- Considered major pests of plants, but useful as decomposers and recyclers of organic nutrients.
PCR product: gel picture?
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