Specimen 226- Rochelle Boothe

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Location of collection:


GGC site 3

Date of collection:


September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


H'=1.993

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:


Hard exoskeleton covering their three main body parts. These parts are known as the head, mesosoma and metasoma. Also have a constricted region joining the first and second segments of the abdomen (the first segment is part of the mesosoma, the second is part of the metasoma) known as the petiole. Like all insects, they have three sets of two legs. Antennae fairly long. Ovipositor: well developed sometimes modified into a sting. Mouthparts: chewing, always with well developed chewing mandibles.


Sub-order


Apocrita

Family


Vespidae

After sequencing, genus and species?



Geographical Distribution:


World wide

Life cycle:



Sexual dimorphism:


  • Elaborate parental care by female (in reference to larvae)
  • Females larger than males

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage


egg, larva, pupa and adult life stages-->complete metamorphosis

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage


They are found where there is an abundance of trees, shrubs and vegetation.

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage


  • Can be inadvertent pollinators
  • Predators of crop eating insects

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