Thrips (Thysanoptera) in nests of the tree sparrow, Passer montanus (L.)

Fedor, P. J. and Sierka, W. and Országhová, Z. (2008) Thrips (Thysanoptera) in nests of the tree sparrow, Passer montanus (L.). Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 43 (2). pp. 277-282. ISSN 0238-1249

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As part of the ornithological research on the breeding biology of the tree sparrow (Passer montanus) in the Jurský šúr National Nature Reserve (SW Slovakia), many specimens of the nidicolous fauna were collected from wooden nest boxes. Six species of Thysanoptera were predominantly represented by Limothrips denticornis (54.8%). Bark dwelling thrips (Hoplothrips semicaecus) migrate very actively on trunks and are able to invade the canopy and its bird nests. Woods surrounded by agricultural fields are often invaded by wind-blown graminicolous thrips (e.g. Limothrips cerealium ) which when abundant may infiltrate less suitable habitats. Zoochorous transport by birds (nest material) plays an important role in increasing the diversity of nest invertebrates. We assume that these thrips usually leave nests as their food source declines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan > QL01 Systematic zoology / állatrendszertan
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 14:43
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