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High-altitude migration of Heteroptera in Britain

Reynolds, D. R.; Nau, B. S.; Jason Chapman;
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  • Published: 11 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: Institute of Entomology, Czech Republic
  • Country: United Kingdom
Heteroptera caught during day and night sampling at a height of 200 m above ground at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, during eight summers (1999, 2000, and 2002-2007) were compared to high-altitude catches made over the UK and North Sea from the 1930s to the 1950s. The height of these captures indicates that individuals were engaged in windborne migration over distances of at least several kilometres and probably tens of kilometres. This conclusion is generally supported by what is known of the species' ecologies, which reflect the view that the level of dispersiveness is associated with the exploitation of temporary habitats or resources. The seasonal timing of t...
free text keywords: S1, Insect Science, North sea, Ecology, Habitat, Heteroptera, biology.organism_classification, biology, Sampling (statistics), Effects of high altitude on humans, Life history theory, Overwintering, Above ground
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