Arthropod Morphospecies versus Taxonomic Species: a Case Study with Araneae, Coleoptera, and Lepidoptera

@inproceedings{Derraik2002ArthropodMV,
  title={Arthropod Morphospecies versus Taxonomic Species: a Case Study with Araneae, Coleoptera, and Lepidoptera},
  author={Jos{\'e} G. B. Derraik and Gerard P. Closs and K. J. M. Dickinson and Philip J. Sirvid and Barbara I. P. Barratt and Brian H. Patrick},
  year={2002}
}
In times of biodiversity crisis there is an increasing need for faster and cheaper methods by which to achieve conservation goals. This situation is especially troublesome for invertebrates, and the use of mor- phospecies instead of taxonomic species has been proposed as a way around the taxonomic constraints in particular situations. We conducted a study in a modified native shrubland on New Zealand's South Island in which we sampled Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, and Araneae in autumn by beating… CONTINUE READING

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