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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Mulerčikas, Povilas;Tamutis, Vytautas;Kazlauskaitė, Sonata
Title: Species Composition and Abundance of Click-Beetles (Coleoptera, Elateridae) in Agrobiocenozes in Southern Lithuania
Is part of: Polish Journal of Environmental Studies. Olsztyn : HARD Publishing Company., Vol. 21, No. 2.(2012)
Extent: p. 425-431
Date: 2012
Keywords: Elateridae;Coleoptera;Agrobiocenozes;Abundance;Species composition
Abstract: Click-bcctle (Colcoptcra: Elateridae) specics composition and abundance in agrobiocenozes were examined. The research was carried out in four locations in southern Lithuania with different agrobiocenozes and soil types. In total 687 imago click-beetle specimens were caught belonging to 13 species and 10 genera. The most numerous species detected were Selatosomus aeneus (Linnaues, 1758), Agrioles lineatus (Linnaues, 1767), Agrioles obscurus (Linnaues, 1758), and Negastrius pulchellus (Linnaues, 1758). Zotvchms der- mesloides (Hcrbst, 1806) was recorded for the first time for Lithuanian fauna. The number of specimens entering the traps declined steadily depending on soil granulomere structure. It has been observed to be higher in lighter soils and lower toward heavier soil types. The least number of click- beetle specimens was trapped in the agrobiocenozes with the intensively cultivated land over all study areas except sandy soils. This infers that intensive tillage may affect the abundance of click-beetles in agrobiocenozes. The summary of research data clearly indicates that the highest abundance of click-beetles was detected in the seminatural meadow with light granulomctric structure soil
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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