Specimen 264 - Clyde Tarber
Location of collection: GGC#1
Date of collection: August 2012
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: 3.370Photo:
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.
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.
damp patches, butterflies also visit dung, rotting fruit, or carcasses.
Ecological/Economic/Agricultural/Human health Importance:
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