Specimen 220 - 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.
- 2. Forewings are larger than hind wings, but held together with small hooks.
- 3. Females have a ovipositor, a tubular apparatus used to deposit eggs.
- 4. Contain a constriction between the first two segments of the abdomen, or wasp waist.
- 5. Large compound eyes.
After sequencing, genus and species?
Throughout the entire world
Complete metamorphosis. Egg, larva, pupa, adult. In many groups, young are provisioned by the adults, however in many groups the larvae are parasitoids (predatory parasites) of other insects. Larvae of sawflies feed on plants, and these are believed to be a basal group, linking hymenoptera with related orders, such as Lepidoptera. Predatory, provisioning, and parasitoid life-styles are believed to have evolved in groups descended from plant-feeding (as larvae) hymenoptera.
The male glossa, or tongue, is pointed and the female glossa is extremely wide.
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.
- Live among terrestrial, and some aquatic environments. Most active on sunny days, but some are active at night.
- They recycle dead insects, mix and aerate soil.
- They are efficient pollinators, and protection against crop invading insects.
PCR product: gel picture?
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