Insects and allies associated with bromeliads: a review.

  title={Insects and allies associated with bromeliads: a review.},
  author={Joachim H. Frank and Leon Philip Lounibos},
  journal={Terrestrial arthropod reviews},
  volume={1 2},
Bromeliads are a Neotropical plant family (Bromeliaceae) with about 2,900 described species. They vary considerably in architecture. Many impound water in their inner leaf axils to form phytotelmata (plant pools), providing habitat for terrestrial arthropods with aquatic larvae, while their outer axils provide terraria for an assemblage of fully terrestrial arthropods. Many bromeliads are epiphytic.Dominant terrestrial arthropods with aquatic larvae inhabiting bromeliad phytotelmata are… CONTINUE READING
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