Canadian Forest Service Publications

Grylloblatta campodeiformis (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) uses saproxylic habitats in subalpine forests of western Alberta, Canada: implications for conservation. 2017. Esch, E.D.; Spence, J.R.; Langor, D.W. The Canadian Entomologist 150(1):120-123.

Year: 2017

Available from: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39188

Language: English

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Available from the Journal's Web site.
DOI: 10.4039/tce.2017.50

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Grylloblatta campodeiformis campodeiformis Walker (Grylloblattodea: Grylloblattidae) was commonly collected during summer from trees killed by the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), in subalpine forests of Alberta, Canada. Gut content analysis revealed that the grylloblattids fed on subcortical invertebrates. This newly reported habitat association shows that this species is not limited to strictly alpine habitats and glacial margins, and thus may be more widespread and common than suggested by earlier reports.

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