Journal article

Diel variations in the effect of spates on mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetis)

J Lancaster

Canadian Journal of Zoology | Published : 1992


Field experiments were carried out to determine whether there are diel variations in the effect of spates on baetid mayflies. Short-term spates were created in experimental streamside channels by pumping filtered creek water into selected channels at various times of day, resulting in three- or four-fold increases in discharge. Drift samples were collected before, during, and after spates; benthic samples were collected before and after. Drift rates of Baetis from channels in spate were higher than controls at all times of day. Natural increases in drift were observed in all channels after sunset, and drift rates from channels in spate were highest at this time. The susceptibility of nymphs ..

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