Insect drift over the northern Arabian Sea in early summer

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dc.contributor.author Pathak, S.C.
dc.contributor.author Kulshrestha, V.
dc.contributor.author Choubey, A.K.
dc.contributor.author Parulekar, A.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-10T09:42:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-10T09:42:35Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Biosciences, Vol.24; 233-240p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1724
dc.description.abstract Air borne insects, mostly carried by wind currents, were trapped over the northern Arabian Sea (16 degrees to 20 degrees N; 68 degrees to 72 degrees E), in the course of cruise No. 111, ORV Sagar Kanya (March 14 to April 7, 1996). A total of 2,301 insects belonging to 8 different orders, 47 families and 173 species were trapped. Of these, Hymenoptera was represented by the largest number (1082), which was followed by Hemiptera (1586), Diptera (552), Coleoptera (51), Neuroptera (10), Trichoptera (03), Lepidoptera (03) and Orthoptera (01). The trapped insects were mostly between 0.6 mm to over 11 mm long. The data was examined for alpha -diversity as well as for possible correlations between various parameters like the diversity index, size and number of insects trapped on one hand and the distance of the nearest land mass in wind direction, on the other.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India
dc.rights Copyright [1999]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject biological drift
dc.subject wind-driven currents
dc.subject trap nets
dc.subject population number
dc.subject taxonomy
dc.subject species diversity
dc.subject summer
dc.title Insect drift over the northern Arabian Sea in early summer
dc.type Journal Article


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