publication . Bachelor thesis . 2011

Comparison of saproxylic beetle assemblages on four different broad-leaved tree species in south-eastern Sweden

Johansson, Helena;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi
  • Country: Sweden
Old hollow trees have declined in Europe and many saproxylic (wood-dwelling) beetles dependent on them are threatened. Several studies have been done on old hollow oaks and they have been shown to harbour a species-rich saproxylic beetle fauna. However, other broad-leaved trees might also be important to consider as supporting habitats. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent saproxylic beetles are tree genus specialists. Pitfall traps and window traps were used to compare the saproxylic beetle fauna in oak, ash, norway maple and small-leaved lime in an area dominated by old oaks. 5,501 specimens of saproxylic beetles were found, belonging to 239...
free text keywords: Conservation, coleoptera, beetles, saproxylic, broad-leaved trees, hollow, preferences
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