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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Drosophila species, seasonal abundances, lowland forest, sand prairie

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

March 1989

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

96

Issue

1

First Page

20

Last Page

23

Copyright

© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf