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2008
Volume 11
Issue 4
Topic:
Biology
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Halarewicz A. 2008. PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS OF THE BENEFICIAL INSECT FAUNA ON BRACKEN FERN PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM (L.) KUHN., EJPAU 11(4), #33.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume11/issue4/abs-33.html

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS OF THE BENEFICIAL INSECT FAUNA ON BRACKEN FERN PTERIDIUM AQUILINUM (L.) KUHN.

Aleksandra Halarewicz
Department of Botany and Plant Ecology, Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the beneficial
insect fauna found on bracken fern, Pteridium aquilinum, were investigated in
2003-2004 and are discussed in the article. 667 insect specimens were sampled,
representing 22 species belonging to 5 insect orders. More individuals were sampled
from the bracken plants populating spruce forest site, than from those within
oak forest site. On the contrary, the number of the collected species was observed
greater on the bracken plants within the oak forest. The predominant group of
beneficial insects recorded from both the sites were Formicidae.

Key words: Pteridium aquilinum, bracken fern, beneficial insect fauna Formicidae.


Aleksandra Halarewicz
Department of Botany and Plant Ecology,
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Pl. Grunwaldzki 24a, 50-363 Wroc│aw, Poland
email: aleksandra.halarewicz@up.wroc.pl

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