publication . Article . 2001

Arthropod communities in bat guano

Chaiyathape, K.; Watanasit, S.; Permkam, S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2001 Journal: Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology (SJST) (issn: 0125-3395, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Prince of Songkla University
Data are presented on the taxonomic composition of arthropod fauna of bat guano in 6 limestone caves of southern Thailand, extracted by Berlese's funnel type trap. There were 2 sampling periods: the first from 29 April to 7 May 1996 and the second from 1 to 4 August 1996. Combined samples of bat guano comprised 4,430 individuals of 32 families of the following: 13 orders(2 classes; Arachnida and Hexapoda) Araneae, Acari, Pseudoscorpiones, Collembola, Blattaria, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Psocoptera, Neuroptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera. The two orders Acari and Coleoptera were the largest group of all(>50%).More than 80% of the arthropods c...
free text keywords: arthropod, guano, limestone cave, Microchiroptera, Megachiroptera, Technology, T, Technology (General), T1-995, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390
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