Steven Nanez: Diptera

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Class: Insecta

Collectors: Mariam Sissoho, Steven Nanez, Ariel Nunez

Collection Method: Malaise trap

Location of collection: :Latitude: 33 degrees 58' 41.90"N, Longitude; 84 degree 1' 9.13"W

Date of collection: September 5-7, 2017

H' value: 2.5922

Morphological features of Order:

  • One pair of wings
  • Eyes usually large
  • Two antennae
  • Mouth parts built for sucking
  • Knob like halters

Ecological Importance:

  • Diptera is one of the largest orders of insects in the world. Examples of common diptera insects are the house fly,crane fly,robber fly, bee fly,mosquitoes, sand flies and many more. Diptera are responsible for decomposition . Some of the members of Diptera can be pollinators for plants and flowers.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Diptera has a large economic impact on the human population. Flies have an important place in the food chain, serving as a plentiful source of food for many creatures, Diptera is a significant order to human health because this order plays a large role in the transmission of disease.

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