Survey of edaphic fauna in forest fragment in the municipality of Anchieta (SC, Brazil)
Keywords:insects, pitfall traps, seasonal fluctuation, soil fauna
AbstractAmong the edaphic Hexapods, the insects are more abundant and important in that they act as environmental indicators. This study aimed to conduct a survey of the edaphic fauna in a forest fragment of transition from ombrophilous forest to mixed seasonal deciduous forest in the municipality of Anchieta, SC, Brazil. Samples were collected every fortnight from May to August 2010 by using the method of pitfall traps. Were collected 6598 individuals. The groups more abundant was Hymenoptera with 3398 individuals (51%), Collembola with a total of 1370 individuals (21%) and Diptera represented by 910 individuals (14%). The Simpson Index was found 0.60 and the Shannon Diversity Index was 3.00. The results obtained show that the place studied by provide conditions of survival to susceptible species such as Collembola, indicated a good quality of the soil study.
How to Cite
Brancher, D., & Roza-Gomes, M. F. (2012). Survey of edaphic fauna in forest fragment in the municipality of Anchieta (SC, Brazil). Biota Neotropica, 12(3). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1016