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1 January 2008 Effects of Weather Factors on the Abundance and Diversity of Moths in a Temperate Deciduous Mixed Forest of Korea
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Three-year (2004–2006) monitoring results of macrolepidoptera using light traps in a temperate deciduous mixed forest were analyzed to investigate the relationship between moth diversity and nine weather variables. Results of stepwise regression analyses showed that mean daily temperature was the main predictor for moth diversity. The present study also revealed that each moth family was affected by a set of different weather factors (rainfall, relative humidity, or duration of sunshine) probably due to different life-history strategies. The impacts of recent climate change on insect populations may be evidenced in the close relationship between moth abundance and mean temperature.

Sei-Woong Choi "Effects of Weather Factors on the Abundance and Diversity of Moths in a Temperate Deciduous Mixed Forest of Korea," Zoological Science 25(1), 53-58, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.25.53
Received: 11 April 2007; Accepted: 1 September 2007; Published: 1 January 2008
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