oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The efficacy of pitfall traps for determining the structure of a desert ant community
|Article Title||The efficacy of pitfall traps for determining the structure of a desert ant community|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Desert Ecological Research Unit, Swakopmund, Namibia|
|Publication Date||Mar 1984|
|Pages||115 - 120|
|Keyword(s)||Activity rhythm, Intersite/habitat comparisons, Namib Desert, Pitfall trapping, Structure of epigaeic ant community and Temporal changes|
Pitfall trapping was found to be an unreliable way of determining the structure of a Namib Desert epigaeic ant community. There were considerable intra- and interspecific differences in the probability of encountering randomly distributed pitfall traps and in the vulnerability to capture when pitfall traps were encountered.
Article metrics loading...