Specimen 284- Aaron Poulsen

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Location of collection: GGC 4

Date of collection: 8/31/12 to 9/1/12

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.69

Photo: IMG 0079 smaller.jpg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order:

Homoptera includes cicades, leafhoppers, whiteflies, aphids, psyllids, and scale. Sucking mouthparts, segmented, arising from back of head. Four wings, when present, with forewings leathery or membranous, and held like a roof over the abdomen. Either short bristle-like or long and slender antennae with 10 or fewer segments. Some have posterior tubes for excreting waste. Scale do not look like insects.

Sub-order ? Family ? After sequencing, genus and species ?


Geographical Distribution:


Life cycle:

Eggs, nymphs, adults. Sexual dimorphism:


What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

Xylem or phloem fluids.

Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage


Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

Parasites and disease vector. Farmed by ants for honeydew waste.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage

Damage many agricultural and ornamental plants. Vector for disease.

PCR product: gel picture?

Sequence data: N/A

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