Tim Hoang: Hymenoptera
Location of collection: 34°03'00.5"N 83°53'21.3"W
Date of collection: 09/27/2018
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H' = 3.85327
Rank abundance: NA
Collectors: Christina Rojasycaza, Taylor Bowen, Deidrea Darroux, Tim Hoang
Distinguishing morphological features of Family:
▪ Body: length 6-8 mm, 4 membranous wings; front wings are larger than back wings, constricted between thorax and abdomen
▪ Head: oval shaped, elongated chewing mandibles
▪ Antennae: long, and less than or equal to 10 segments
Ecological importance: Controls pest population among flowering plants along with reducing the amount of parasites spread.
Economic importance: Can protect crops from being overrun and tarnished from other insects.