Specimen 263 - Clyde Tarber

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Location of collection: GGC#1

Date of collection: August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: 3.370

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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

Geographical Distribution:

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.

Life cycle:

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

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