Specimen 231 - Ruby Guerrero

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Location of collection: GGC 4

Date of collection: August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'=3.699

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

wings:

  • large
  • covered with scales

mouth:

  • sucking
  • coiled

Antenna:

  • slender
  • long
  • knobbed like in butterflies

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Geographical Distribution: They are found on all continents, except Antarctica.

Life cycle: Egg>larva>pupa

Sexual dimorphism: Ussually determined by genetic determination

What it eats:

  • Drinks nectar from flowers
  • eats fibers of cotton and wool clothing
  • adults moths are known to not eat at all

Habitat:

All terrestial habitats ranging from desert to rainforest, from lowland grasslands to montane plateaus. Including homes and buildings

Ecological Importance: Helps with pollination of flowers and serves as energy for many predators

Economic/agricultural/human health importance:

  • pest because it destroys crops, forrest, and clothing
  • useful in the production of silk

PCR product: gel picture?


Sequence data: No sequence available

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