Specimen 263 - Clyde Tarber
Location of collection: GGC#1
Date of collection: August 2012
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: 3.370Photo:
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
Mouthparts: sucking, formed into a beak, rising from the back of the head.
Wings: The wings (frequently absent) are of uniform thickness throughout
Antennae: short bristle-like or long and slender with few segments
Most of the group move about freely, though some locate in one place soon after they hatch and remain there the rest of their lives.
Some species in this order give birth to living young
Sexual dimorphism: Metamorphosis
What it eats: Herbivore
Warmer regions of the world
Ecological/Economic/Agricultural/Human health Importance:
A few species have been shown to be vectors of virus diseases of cucumbers, tobacco, and cacao.
Producers of honey dew.
PCR product: gel picture? Not Available
Sequence data: Not Available