Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain

Reynolds, Donald R, Chapman, Jason W and Stewart, Alan (2017) Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. European Journal of Entomology, 114. pp. 554-564. ISSN 1210-5759

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Abstract

Planthoppers (Delphacidae), leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and froghoppers (Aphrophoridae) (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) caught during day and night sampling at a height of 200 m above ground at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, during eight summers (between 1999 and 2007) were consolidated with high-altitude catches made over England in the 1930s. Comparisons were made with other auchenorrhynchan trapping results from northwest Europe, which were indicative of migration. The migratory abilities in the species concerned were then interpreted in terms of various life-history traits or ecological characteristics, such as ontogenetic, diel and seasonal flight patterns, voltinism, habitat preferences, and host plant affinity. In contrast to some other areas of the world (North America, East Asia), the migratory abilities of most Auchenorrhyncha species in northwest Europe is poorly understood, and thus the present study draws together, and complements, fragmentary information on this topic as a basis for further research.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aerial sampling, flight, atmospheric transport, migration syndrome, life-history traits, host specificity
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0360 Invertebrates > QL0434 Arthropoda > QL0463 Insects
Depositing User: Alan Stewart
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 10:49
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 10:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72972

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