Specimen 227- Rochelle Boothe

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Location of collection:

GGC site 2

Date of collection:

September 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Scales covering their bodies and wings, and a proboscis. The scales are modified, flattened "hairs", and give butterflies and moths their extraordinary variety of colors and patterns. Almost all species have some form of membranous wings, except for a few that have reduced wings or are wingless. Mouthparts:sucking


  • Heterocera


After sequencing, genus and species?

Geographical Distribution:

World wide

Life cycle:

egg/larva/pupa/adult-->complete metamorphosis

Sexual dimorphism:

  • Visual stimuli
  • Pheromones
  • Acoustics (Sound or Vibration)

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Leaves as nymphs
  • Nectar as adult

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

They are found in all major habitats, except for marine and polar regions.

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Pollination

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Food source
  • Can be toxic
  • Some produce silk cocoons

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

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