Are footprint tracking tunnels suitable for monitoring giant weta (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)? Abundance, distribution and movement in relation to tracking rates

Appropriate monitoring tools are essential for assessing the effectiveness of management for all threatened insect taxa. In New Zealand the large-bodied flightless orthopterans in the genus Deinacrida have mostly been monitored by searching through habitat during the day or spotlighting at night but this is time consuming and the results depend on the skill… CONTINUE READING