Specimen 264 - Clyde Tarber

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Location of collection: GGC#1

Date of collection: August 2012

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: 3.370

Photo:
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Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Wings: large usually covered and scales

Mouthparts: sucking, in form of coiled tube at rest

Antennae: slender, long, sometimes plumose in moths, always knobbed in butterflies.


Geographical Distribution:

Migratory


Life cycle:

Egg, caterpillars, wing development in larval stage, pupa, adult butterfly or imago

depicted as a metaphor for eternal life, as the "earth-bound" caterpillar transforms into the ethereal butterfly.


Sexual dimorphism: None


What it eats:

Butterflies live primarily on nectar from flowers.


Habitat:

damp patches, butterflies also visit dung, rotting fruit, or carcasses.


Ecological/Economic/Agricultural/Human health Importance:

Pollinates

Serve as food for other animals

Has a sensitivity to the environment, can serve as warning signs of deleterious conditions.


PCR product: gel picture? Not Available


Sequence data: Not Available

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