Specimen 247 - Rocio Balbuena

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Location of collection:

GGC site 4

Date of collection:

August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:


Distinguishing morphological features of Order:


  • large
  • membranous
  • forewings are a little longer than the hind wings
  • wings are largely or entirely covered with scales


  • sucking
  • are in the form of coiled tube at rest


  • slender
  • long
  • sometimes plumose in moths
  • always knobbed in butterflies



After sequencing, genus and species?

Geographical Distribution:

Found on all continent, except Antarctica, and inhabit all terrestrial habitats.

Life cycle:

Egg->Larva (caterpillars)->Pupa (often referred to as cocoons)->Imago (adult)

Sexual dimorphism:

Usually determined by genetic determination.

What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Fallen leaves
  • Fruit
  • Fungi
  • Animal products

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

  • Pollination
  • Mutualistic
  • Parasitic
  • Predators

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

  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • Pests when it come to crops
  • Used in the making of clothing
  • Used as mechanism for biological control of weeds
  • Can be eaten as food
  • Can inflict serious human injury

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data:

No DNA sequence was provided.

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Other specimens done by Rocio Balbuena this term

Specimen 243 - Rocio Balbuena

Specimen 244 - Rocio Balbuena

Specimen 245 - Rocio Balbuena

Specimen 246 - Rocio Balbuena

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