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2007
Volume 10
Issue 4
Topic:
Forestry
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Kozio│ M. 2007. CONE ENTOMOFAUNA OF NORWAY SPRUCE PICEA ABIES (L.) KARST. IN SELECTED STANDS OF THE TATRA NATIONAL PARK IN POLAND, EJPAU 10(4), #18.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume10/issue4/abs-18.html

CONE ENTOMOFAUNA OF NORWAY SPRUCE PICEA ABIES (L.) KARST. IN SELECTED STANDS OF THE TATRA NATIONAL PARK IN POLAND

Marek Kozio│
Department of Forest Entomology, Agricultural University of Cracow, Poland

 

ABSTRACT



The qualitative and quantitative composition of cone entomofauna of Norway spruce Picea abies (L.) Karst. of the Tatra National Park was determined during 1987–1993. The trophic groups of insects were distinguished and characterized using ecological indexes. Some of the data were analyzed statistically using Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Bartlett’s, and Duncan’s tests (at the significance level α = 0.05). The diversity of the qualitative and quantitative composition of insects inhabiting spruce cones is presented according to their altitudinal distribution. The results obtained fill the gaps in knowledge on seed and cone pests of Norway spruce of the Tatra National Park. Above 67 thousand of insect specimens representing 46 species from 5 orders were collected. From among these species 13 were for the first time reported from Norway spruce cones in the world. Besides, other two species, to date reported from other European countries, were for the first time reported from Norway spruce cones in Poland. A significant effect of altitude on numbers of 9 species was found. Also the difference between the cone entomofauna of Norway spruce in the Western Tatra and that in the High Tatra was determined.

Key words: Norway spruce, Tatra Mountains, cones, entomofauna, altitude.


Marek Kozio│
Department of Forest Entomology,
Agricultural University of Cracow, Poland
Reja 12/16, 31-216 Cracow
email: mekoziolek@wp.pl

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