The importance of urban reserves for conserving beetle communities: a case study from New Zealand

@article{Watts2004TheIO,
  title={The importance of urban reserves for conserving beetle communities: a case study from New Zealand},
  author={Corinne H. Watts and M J Lariviere},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={47-58}
}
Urban reserves provide a major opportunity for conservation of indigenous biodiversity in the heavily urbanised landscape of Waitakere City (Auckland), New Zealand. However, there is little documented information on what indigenous fauna survives in these reserves. Beetle (Coleoptera) communities associated with two small, isolated urban reserves and two sites in a larger forest area within the Waitakere Ranges were sampled using pitfall traps and analysed. A total of 887 beetles, from 23… CONTINUE READING