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- Gossner, Martin M., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Insect conservation and diversity 2014 v.7 no.6 pp. 533-542
- Abies alba; Fagus sylvatica; Heteroptera; branches; coarse woody debris; felling; field experimentation; forests; fungi; habitats; hosts; insects; threatened species; traps; trees; wood
- ... The availability of dead wood and ability to colonise these ephemeral structures are crucial for sustaining vital populations of saproxylic insects. These insects locate suitable resources mostly visually and via olfactory cues emitted by dead wood and/or wood‐decaying fungi. For the conservation of saproxylic species of Heteroptera, a poorly studied group with a high proportion of threatened spec ...
- Gossner, Martin M., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Insect conservation and diversity 2016 v.9 no.3 pp. 254-257
- Aradus; dead wood; field experimentation; fruiting bodies; fungi; hosts; insects; microhabitats; mycelium; olfactometers; wood
- ... As dead wood is ephemeral, saproxylic insect species must be able to effectively locate new resources via, e.g. olfactory cues. Although saproxylic flat bugs feed on fungal mycelia, published evidence points to their use of dead wood‐specific volatile cues rather than fungal‐specific cues for long‐distance orientation towards new habitat patches. To evaluate which olfactory cues saproxylic flat bu ...