Skip navigation

High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England

High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England

Greenslade, Alexander F. C., Chapman, Jason W. and Reynolds, Don R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8749-7491 (2021) High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England. Pemberley Books, pp. 189-198. ISSN 0013-8894 (doi:https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.723.1817)

[img]
Preview
PDF (Author Accepted Manuscript)
33656 REYNOLDS_High-altitude_Migration_of_Psylloidea_(AAM)_2021.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (390kB) | Preview

Abstract

Some species of psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) are known to make high-altitude windborne migrations, but compared with their sister superfamily, the Aphidoidea, our knowledge of these movements is rudimentary and unsystematised. Here we have extracted psyllid capture data from day and night aerial sampling carried out at a height of 200 m above ground at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, during summers between 1999 and 2007. These records were consolidated with high-altitude psyllid catches made over England during the 1930s and with some other trapping results from northwest Europe which were indicative of migration. Information on aerial densities, diel flight periodicity, and the sex-ratio of the aerial psyllid populations is presented. We also compared our results with those of a recent study which used the Rothamsted Insect Survey network of suction traps (sampling at a height of 12.2 m); this provided confirmative evidence that the suction-traps were indeed detecting migrating psyllids. Finally, both aerial netting and suction trap data were used to tentatively interpret the seasonal timing of migrations in terms of the breeding/overwintering cycles of some common psyllid species.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jumping plant lice, aerial trapping, windborne migration, flight, atmospheric transport, seasonal cycles
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment Department
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 16:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33656

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics