US2 Hymenoptera 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

H' value: 2.57


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

Distinguishing morphological features of Order: They have a wasp like body that is often constricted between thorax and abdomen. Fairly long antennae. Chewing mouthparts always with well developed chewing mandables. Have four wings if present.

Ecological Importance: Some hymenopteras pollinate many plant species. They can also be major predators to other insects.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Without bees, most plants would not be able to be pollinated and thus humans would have no food to grow. Some hymenoptera are considered as pests because they can destroy agriculture.

Collected By

Hafsa Ahmed

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