Canadian Forest Service Publications

Biodiversity of Collembola in sugar maple (Aceraceae) forests. 1999. Therrien, F.; Chagnon, M.; Hébert, C. The Canadian Entomologist 131(5): 613-628.

Year: 1999

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 16864

Language: English

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Collembola of 12 sugar maple forests of southern Quebec were surveyed through pit-light trapping and soil core extraction. These two sampling techniques were highly complementary, as pit-light traps are more efficient for sampling epigaeic species while soil core extractions are more efficient for hypogaeic species. A total of 108 species representing 38 genera and seven families was collected. Nine genera and 67 species arenew records for the province of Quebec and 12 species are new records for Canada. The distribution of species among the different sites is summarized and taxonomic remarks are provided for 20 problematic species. A low percentage of the Quebec collembolan fauna is shared with Ontario and Newfoundland, which probably reflects an incomplete inventory of the fauna rather than highly different regional patterns in collembolan communities. The use of these two complementary sampling techniques is suggested to improve the inventory of Collembola in future research.