1. bookTom 70 (2021): Zeszyt 1 (June 2021)
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Hymenopteran color preference using multiple colours of pan traps in Slovakia

Data publikacji: 30 Jun 2021
Tom & Zeszyt: Tom 70 (2021) - Zeszyt 1 (June 2021)
Zakres stron: 33 - 46
Informacje o czasopiśmie
Pierwsze wydanie
14 Jul 2011
Częstotliwość wydawania
3 razy w roku

The study presents results of colour preference of insects (Insecta), mainly from the order Hymenoptera (families Apidae, Formicidae). The research was carried out in the vicinity of the Beniakovce village (near the Košice city) over the years 2010–2012. Trapping by coloured water traps was conducted at ten sites with 50 Moerick′s water traps coloured with five different colours (white, yellow, blue, purple, and red). On the study area there were 12 357 individuals captured, belonging to 17 higher taxa (class, order, suborder) or genus morpho group of families Apidae and Formicidae. The highest abundance was found in Diptera followed by Hymenoptera, Coleoptera and Lepidoptera. Obtained results were in accordance with literature data, which showed that yellow colour was the most preferred by insects. Our results confirmed high degree of diversity of insect’s fauna in the study area.

Our study suggested that a modified Moerick′s water traps may be a valuable tool in studies on insect diversity, distribution, seasonal abundance, and foraging behaviour as well.


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