Drosophila species, seasonal abundances, lowland forest, sand prairie
The seasonal abundances of Drosophila species collected from a lowland forest community and from a sand prairie community in northeastern Iowa are compared. With some important exceptions, the patterns seen in the lowland forest community were similar to what had been observed in a previous collection (Jennings et al. 1985). Fewer species and many fewer individuals were collected from the sand prairie community, although in general the patterns seen were similar to those of the lowland forest community. Strong evidence of microhabitat differentiation was seen in both communities. In contrast to our previous study, none of the seasonal abundance patterns were significantly correlated with temperature.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Jennings, Neil J. and Seager, Robert D.
"Ecology of Iowa Drosophila II. Lowland Forest and Sand Prairie,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 96:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol96/iss1/6