Effects of hydrological cycles and water body connectivity on abundance and co-occurrence of two Neotropical Curculionidae species
AbstractAbstract: The effect of the hydrological cycle on the abundance of adults and larvae of the weevils Cyrtobagous salviniae and Cyrtobagous singularis in the Pantanal was tested and related to the host-plant abundance, limnological variables, and hydrological connectivity of 10 “bays” (lakes and ponds) along the Cuiabá River. Adults and larvae of C. salviniae were more abundant than C. singularis, and larvae and adult abundance differed significantly both within and between the two species. Adults and larvae of both species were more abundant in connected bays, but only C. salviniae responded to both connectivity and hydrological cycle, with the highest abundances during the high-water and rising-water periods for adults and larvae, respectively. Abundance of C. singularis was negatively related to the predominance of C. salviniae, and populations of adults and larvae of both species were slightly and negatively related to the limnological variables and host-plant abundance. The results showed that the temporal variation in larval and adult abundance and dominance of C. salviniae is influenced by hydrological cycle and connectivity, but not by limnological variables and host-plant abundance.
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Sousa, W. O. de, Serra, N. V. S., Santos, G. B. dos, Aranda, R., & Marques, M. I. (2022). Effects of hydrological cycles and water body connectivity on abundance and co-occurrence of two Neotropical Curculionidae species. Biota Neotropica, 22(1). Retrieved from https://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/1884