Is pitfall trapping a valuable sampling method for grassland Orthoptera?

Abstract

Common methods to assess diversity and abundance of Orthoptera are sweep netting, transect counts and box-quadrat sampling. Pitfall trapping, by contrast, is rarely used, and the value of this method is still being questioned. In 2008, we studied Orthoptera species richness and abundance in five vegetation types along a gradient of dune succession on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10841-009-9258-6

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