Thida Houl - Collembola 3

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Order: Collembola

Location of Collection: 33.981932, -84.001332

Date of Collection: January 23, 2019

Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'=2.137546

Species Abundance: 1

Collectors: Priya Babu, Thida Houl, Victoria Montgomery, and Sydney Sanregret

Distinguishing Morphological Features:

  • compound eyes
  • reduced mouthparts and concealed within the head
  • 3 sets of legs
  • pair of segmented antennae
  • segmented abdomen

Ecological Importance: Collembola have a large impact on the development and maintenance of healthy soils.

Economic Importance: They are a community of decomposers that break down and recycle organic waste

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