Estimating wealth of visitors floral (Insecta) botanical garden the faculty of agriculture, Unlpam, in the province of La Pampa, Argentina

Abstract :

The arthropods, whole organisms are larger and more diversified biological success of all animals that have occurred in the planet evolutionarily. They get food from various modes, and many of them are that feed on nectar, visiting flowers, contributing to pollination. Currently, particularly in Argentina, the work on the use of floral resources by insects are scarce. The study was conducted in 30 plants of the Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Agriculture, National University of La Pampa (UNLPam) (Province of La Pampa, Argentina) which conducted a survey of insect floral visitors. Sampling was done every 15 days, between 11 and 14 hours a day for three months: 2011 and2012. Arthropods were captured trawls and hand harvested, they were fixed in 70% alcohol, and beetles were identified to morphospecies level, the formicids to species and other arthropods collected, to the taxonomic order. The parts of the plant, is herborizaron and identified using dichotomous keys. The order Coleoptera, 150 copies were obtained. The order Hymenoptera, of Fam. Formicidae, recorded 199 specimens belonging to 18 species. Other arthropods collected belong to the following orders: Araneae, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Orthoptera, Diptera and Phasmida

Keyword :

Coleoptera, Formicidae, biodiversity, Hyalis argentea, Santolina chamaecyparissus and Commelina erecta

Author(s) : Suppo, G. B., Quirán, E.
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Published Issue : 2015 Vol. 10 Number 2

2015 Vol. 10 Number 2