Insect assemblages in a native ( kanuka – Kunzea ericoides ) and an invasive ( gorse – Ulex europaeus ) shrubland

@inproceedings{Harris2004InsectAI,
  title={Insect assemblages in a native ( kanuka – Kunzea ericoides ) and an invasive ( gorse – Ulex europaeus ) shrubland},
  author={Richard J. Harris and Richard J. Toft and John S. Dugdale and Peter Anthony Williams and Joanna S. Rees},
  year={2004}
}
In New Zealand, the European shrub gorse (Ulex europaeus) is becoming the initial post-disturbance shrub, replacing the native myrtaceous manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) scrub in this role. Change in the dominant vegetation is likely to affect the native invertebrate community. To quantify these changes, we compared the assemblages of four selected insect taxa (Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, and two groups of Diptera, the Tachinidae and the fungus gnats, represented in… CONTINUE READING

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To quantify these changes , we compared the assemblages of four selected insect taxa ( Coleoptera , Lepidoptera , and two groups of Diptera , the Tachinidae and the fungus gnats , represented in New Zealand by the families Ditomyiidae , Keroplatidae and Mycetophilidae ) in neighboring stands of kanuka and gorse using Malaise and pitfall traps set during December .
To quantify these changes , we compared the assemblages of four selected insect taxa ( Coleoptera , Lepidoptera , and two groups of Diptera , the Tachinidae and the fungus gnats , represented in New Zealand by the families Ditomyiidae , Keroplatidae and Mycetophilidae ) in neighboring stands of kanuka and gorse using Malaise and pitfall traps set during December .
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