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Accession Number PB2014-100059
Title Inventory of Selected Arthropods at Assateague Island National Seashore, 2005-2007 Survey.
Publication Date May 2010
Media Count 92p
Personal Author R. Orr
Abstract A three year survey of the dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, leaf beetles and bees of Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) occurred from 2005 through 2007. Additional arthropod surveys were undertaken of the lower salt marsh (terrestrial environment) and the islands freshwater ponds. Beyond these basic surveys all conspicuous arthropods when encountered were recorded and when possible photographed so that a field guide could be created for use by the general public. Information was organized in a detailed Project Database including those species that were photographed or kept as voucher specimens. A checklist of the dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies of the island was developed. The arthropods recorded from ASIS generally fell into three distinct categories. The first were the long-time resident species (barrier island specialists). These were the fewest in number but often had the highest numbers of individuals. The second were introduced mainland species that found suitable habitat on the island to maintain viable populations from a few years to a few decades or even longer. This category contained the most arthropod species found on the island. The final category were vagrants from either the adjacent mainland or north/south moving dispersals/migrants that did not establish a population, or succeeded in establishing a population for only a season or so.
Keywords Anthropods
Assateague Island National Seashore
Bees
Beetles
Biological inventory
Butterflies
Data bases
Habitat
Islands
Marshes
Population
Species diversity
Surveys


 
Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
57H - Ecology
57Z - Zoology
Corporate Author National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. Natural Resource Program Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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