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Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain

Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain

Reynolds, Don R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8749-7491, Chapman, Jason W. and Stewart, Alan J..A. (2017) Windborne migration of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) over Britain. European Journal of Entomology, 114. pp. 554-564. ISSN 1210-5759 (Print), 1802-8829 (Online) (doi:

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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 fl ight 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.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Auchenorrhyncha, aerial sampling, flight, atmospheric transport, migration syndrome, life-history traits, host specificity, Britain
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
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