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dc.contributor.authorLowman, M.
dc.contributor.authorKitching, R.
dc.contributor.authorCarruthers, G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03T05:55:45Z
dc.date.available2019-12-03T05:55:45Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.issn0361185Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/121325
dc.description.abstractAs part of long-term research on the canopy of subtropical rain forest in southeast Queens- land, we have compared three common techniques of insect collecting-sweeping, beating and insecticidal spraying. Segments of understory vegetation were sampled using either sweepnets or beating trays in a standard fashion and then, the same sites were misted using pyrethrum. Samples based on sweep netting collected only 10% of the numbers collected by misting, and beating approximately 25%. The proportions of insect orders collected by each method also different significantly, illustrative of the fact that these methods are effective only for certain groups of insects. Misting and beating generated similar proportions of the major taxa whereas sweeping underestimated Collembola and overestimated Diptera. For non-insect arthropods, both beating and sweeping overestimated the proportions of Araneida and substantially underestimated the Amphipoda. The use of sweeping and beating, therefore, provided very substantial underestimates of the fauna.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMarie Selby Botanical Gardensen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom36en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto42en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSelbyanaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17en_US
dc.titleArthropod Sampling In Australian Subtropical Rainforests - How accurate are some of the more common techniquesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKitching, Roger L.


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