US1 Collembola Fall 2015

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Morphospecies 1

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'33.56N Long: 84° 0'37.17W

Date of collection: August 2015

Collector: Riley Allen

H' value: 3.36

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Elongate or oval body with no wings. The abdomen has 6 or fewer segments with tube like structure on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with forked structure (furcula) on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna.

Ecological Importance: Detrivores that help with decomposition.


Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Humans consider them pests because they eat their crops. They carry mycorrhizal fungi spores to plants, so they are actually beneficial to plants.

Morphospecies 2

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'33.56N Long: 84° 0'37.17W

Date of collection: August 2015

Collector: Riley Allen


H' value: 3.36

Photo:

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Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Elongate or oval body with no wings. The abdomen has 6 or fewer segments with tube like structure on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with forked structure (furcula) on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna.

Ecological Importance: Detrivores that help with decomposition.


Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Humans consider them pests because they eat their crops. They carry mycorrhizal fungi spores to plants, so they are actually beneficial to plants.

Morphospecies 3

Location of collection: Lat: 38° 58'33.56N Long: 84° 0'37.17W

Date of collection: August 2015

Collector: Riley Allen

H' value: 3.36

Photo:

Upstream 1 - Colembolla3.jpeg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Elongate or oval body with no wings. The abdomen has 6 or fewer segments with tube like structure on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with forked structure (furcula) on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna.

Ecological Importance: Detrivores that help with decomposition.


Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Humans consider them pests because they eat their crops. They carry mycorrhizal fungi spores to plants, so they are actually beneficial to plants.

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