Specimen 251 - Possala Wang 1

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Location of collection: Site 1, Grassy area facing Collins Hill Road.

Date of collection: August 2012

H-value: 3.376

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Coding Sequence:

ANAANGNNNNNTTNAAATTTCGATCAGNN NAAAGTATAGTAATAGCTCCNGCTNNAACTGGTAAAGANA AAAGTNNNANNNATGCAGTAATTCCTACAGATCANACNAA NAAAGGTATTTGANCNNNANATAAATTATTTNTNCNTNNA NNANTANTANTGGTAATAAAATTAATTGCCCCTAAAATAG AAGAAANTCCAGCNAAATGTAAAGAAAAAATNGCTAAATC TACTGAGCTNCCTCCGNGAGCAATATTAGATGAAAGTGGG GGGTATACTGTTCNNCCNGTTCCTACTCCNNNNNNTNCAA TTNTNNNNNANNNTAGTAAAGTAAGAGAANGAGGNAATAA TCAAAATCTTATATTATTTATTCGTGGGANNGCTATATCA NGAGCTNNNNNNNTTAAAGGNNNTNNTCNNNTNCNNANTC CTCCNATNATAATAGGNNTNANNNTNNAAAAAATTNTAAT AAAANNNNNANNNNGTTACAATANNATNNNNNANTTGATC NTCTCCAATTAAAGNNNCNNGNNTTNNTNNTTNNNNNNTN ANTNNNNNNNTNNTAGNAGNNNCNNNTNTNNCTGCTNNNN TCNAAAAATNAANTATNAA


Order Lepidoptera

Family Crambidae

Genus and species Desmia



Characteristics:

- Modified, flattened scales cover body and wings. 'Hair like'

- Proboscis

- Holometabolus

- Grass moth family of Lepidoptera

- Praecinctorium structure in the ears which joins two tympanic membranes.

- Adults mate and lay eggs. Hatches into caterpillar larvae. They develop into pupa and then metamorphosis into adult.


Ecological Importance:

- Pollinators

- Silk they produce


Habitat:

- Found in North America -Found at Northeast Georgia, US in tall grasses, surrounded by tall trees on one side and facing an open road on the other side. There is a small stream nearby the site of collection.

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