Zainab Dada: Coleoptera
Specimen #: 2
Date of Collection: August 27, 2018
Location: EHC Downstream
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity: H'= 2.9817719
▪ Body: Grey or black. triangular or pear shaped; legs are normally strongly sclerotized.
▪ Head: flexibly attached to the thorax by the cervix.
▪ Wings: usually hardened, sheathing cases protecting the hindwings and most of the body, some have reduced wings.
▪ Mouthparts: Chewing mouthparts (sometimes located at the tip of a beak or snout)
▪ Antennae: segmented and consists of 11 parts.
▪ Tarsi: 2-5 segmented
Ecological Importance: useful as decomposers and recyclers of organic nutrients. Also, the Larvae occurs in decomposed wood and plant medulla, which can be carnivorous in nature.
Economical Importance: important pollinators in some areas by visiting flowers and transporting pollen.