US4 Trichoptera 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: 3.74

Photo:

Upstream 4 - Trichoptera1.jpeg


Distinguishing morphological features of Order: Moth like in appearance. They have four membranous wings and the front wings are longer than the hind wings. The wings are hairy with no scales. Antennae are thread like usually as long or longer than the body. Has chewing mouthparts with well developed labial and maxillary palps. The tarsi has five segments. There is no cerci.


Ecological Importance: They mostly serve as prey for other insects.


Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Very few species are considered as pests.


Collected By

Ashlee Johnson

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