Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain

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Reynolds, D. R., Chapman, J. W. and Stewart, A. J. A. 2017. Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. European Journal of Entomology. 114, pp. 554-564.

AuthorsReynolds, D. R., Chapman, J. W. and Stewart, A. J. A.

Planthoppers (Delphacidae), leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and froghoppers (Aphrophoridae) (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) caught during day and night sampling at a height of 200 m above ground at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, during eight summers (between 1999 and 2007) were consolidated with high-altitude catches made over England in the 1930s. Comparisons were made with other auchenorrhynchan trapping results from northwest Europe, which were indicative of migration. The migratory abilities in the species concerned were then interpreted in terms of various life-history traits or ecological characteristics, such as ontogenetic, diel and seasonal flight patterns, voltinism, habitat preferences, and host plant affinity. In contrast to some other areas of the world (North America, East Asia), the migratory abilities of most Auchenorrhyncha species in northwest Europe is poorly understood, and thus the present study draws together, and complements, fragmentary information on this topic as a basis for further research. 

Year of Publication2017
JournalEuropean Journal of Entomology
Journal citation114, pp. 554-564
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeBBSRC [Check]
Quantifying Sustainable Systems
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online15 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Accepted28 Nov 2017
Copyright licenseCC BY
PublisherInstitute of Entomology
Czech Acad Sci, Inst Entomology

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