The arthropod community of an Australian rainforest tree: Abundance of component taxa, species richness and guild structure

  title={The arthropod community of an Australian rainforest tree: Abundance of component taxa, species richness and guild structure},
  author={Yves Basset and Angela H. Arthington},
  journal={Austral Ecology},
The arthropod community within the crowns of Argyrodendron actmophyllum (Sterculiaceae) in a subtropical rainforest near Brisbane, Australia, was investigated during a 2 year study using interception traps and restricted canopy fogging. The total arthropod density was 34 individuals m−2 of leaf area. Spiders, psyllids, thrips, psocids and chrysomelids were most abundant. The most diverse families included Curculionidae, Cicadellidae, Staphylin-idae, Cerambycidae, Theridiidae, and Chrysomelidae… 

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