Journal article

Assessment of the diversity and abundance of terrestrial mangrove arthropods in southern New South Wales, Australia

L Meades, L Rodgerson, A York, K French

AUSTRAL ECOLOGY | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING ASIA | Published : 2002

Abstract

The diversity and abundance of arboreal and flying arthropods, in three mangrove patches along the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, was investigated to determine the degree of spatial variability in the assemblages among patches. Intercept traps and restricted canopy fogging were used to sample the communities at Minnamurra, Bonnievale and Kurnell. Twelve orders of arthropods were detected, incorporating 252 morphospecies. Abundance;, species richness and species composition were very similar across all patches, the variation being much smaller than expected. These findings suggest that the composition of the arboreal and flying fauna associated with mangrove patches are very simil..

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