US2 Lepidoptera 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

Photo:

Upstream 2 - Lepidoptera1.jpg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Large membranous wings, the front are a little longer than the hind wings. Sucking mouthparts in form of coiled tube at rest. Antennae is slender and long sometimes plumose in moths.

Ecological Importance: Many are involved in the pollination of plants. Some lepidoptera can be parasitic to other insects.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: While butterflies are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, some lepidoptera can be harmful to plants and agriculture and are considered pests

Morphospecies 2

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

Date of collection: August 2015

H' value: 2.57

Photo:

Upstream 2 - Lepidoptera2.jpeg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Large membranous wings, the front are a little longer than the hind wings. Sucking mouthparts in form of coiled tube at rest. Antennae is slender and long sometimes plumose in moths.

Ecological Importance: Many are involved in the pollination of plants. Some lepidoptera can be parasitic to other insects.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: While butterflies are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, some lepidoptera can be harmful to plants and agriculture and are considered pests

Morphospecies 3

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

Date of collection: August 2015

H' value: 2.57

Photo:

Upstream 2 - Lepidoptera3.jpeg

Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Large membranous wings, the front are a little longer than the hind wings. Sucking mouthparts in form of coiled tube at rest. Antennae is slender and long sometimes plumose in moths.

Ecological Importance: Many are involved in the pollination of plants. Some lepidoptera can be parasitic to other insects.

Economic/agricultural/human health importance: While butterflies are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, some lepidoptera can be harmful to plants and agriculture and are considered pests

Collected By

Ashlee Johnson

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