Specimen 259 - Russell Corley
Location of Collection: GGC site #1
Date of Collection: August 2012
Shannon-Wiener Biodiversity Index: 3.59
Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Body is often wasp like and is constricted between thorax and abdomen. Wings when present are membranous with fore wings slightly larger than hind wings. Hooks on anterior margin of hind wings that are used to couple wings together during flight. Antennae are usually very long, tarsi are segmented. Ovipositor long and sometimes well developed into stinger. Mouth parts are always chewing with well developed mandibles, maxillae and labium elongated into sucking tongue.
Sub-order ? Family ? After sequencing, genus and species ?
What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/Nymphal stage Adult stage
PCR/ Gel Picture: Not Available
Arthropoda, Insect, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Hypoponera (55.35% accuracy)
Genus of Ants- Hypoponera
-Some other results came back as to the Taxa of this insect, but the only one that had a higher percentage on the Blast Database was a subfamily of Hemipterans called Deltocephalinae. Don't think this sequence is correct though because there are several repeats throughout the sequence as well as nucleotides that were not recognizable.