publication . Article . 2014

Low host-tree preferences among saproxylic beetles: a comparison of four deciduous species

Per Milberg; Karl-Olof Bergman; Helena Johansson; Nicklas Jansson;
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  • Published: 10 Apr 2014
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Biologi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Many wood-dwelling beetles rely on old hollow trees. In Europe, oaks are known to harbour a species-rich saproxylic beetle fauna, while less is known regarding other broad-leaved tree species. Furthermore, the extent to which saproxylic insect species have specialised on different tree species remains unknown. 2. In this study, we sampled beetles through pitfall traps and window traps in four different tree species in a landscape with many old oaks. 3. We recorded 242 saproxylic beetle species of which 27 were red-listed. After eliminating the species recorded only on a single tree, few cases among the 171 remaining species in the data set were confined to a sin...
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free text keywords: Beetle, broad-leaved tree, coleoptera, conservation, hollow, preference, saproxylic., Biological Sciences, Biologiska vetenskaper, Insect Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Obligate, Habitat, Ecology, Biology, Acer platanoides, biology.organism_classification, Fauna, Quercus robur, Tilia cordata, Fraxinus
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publication . Article . 2014

Low host-tree preferences among saproxylic beetles: a comparison of four deciduous species

Per Milberg; Karl-Olof Bergman; Helena Johansson; Nicklas Jansson;