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1 March 2011 Diversity of Arthropods Preyed Upon by the Carnivorous Plant Pinguicula moranensis (Lentibulariaceae) in a Temperate Forest of Central Mexico
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Diversity of arthropods preyed upon by the carnivorous plant Pinguicula moranensis was analyzed during 2006 within a pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) forest in the Sierra de Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. A total of 570 individuals of nine orders was collected. Hemiptera was recorded as prey of this plant for the first time. The most prevalent order was Diptera, with 53.6% of total prey; within this order, Sciaridae accounted for 64.7% of prey. The month with the highest values for alpha diversity was July (H  =  1.32). Greatest turnover of orders was June–November and that of families of Diptera was July–August. Total beta diversity was greater in families of Diptera, with a value of 1.29, while that of orders of arthropods was 0.53.

Numa P. Pavón, Atilano Contreras-Ramos, and Yadira Islas-Perusquía "Diversity of Arthropods Preyed Upon by the Carnivorous Plant Pinguicula moranensis (Lentibulariaceae) in a Temperate Forest of Central Mexico," The Southwestern Naturalist 56(1), 78-82, (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.1894/JC-36.1
Received: 3 April 2009; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 March 2011
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