Air-borne arthropod fall-out on Anak Krakatau and a possible pre-vegetation pioneer community Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Catches of arthropods in white water traps on ash-covered lava flows on Anak Krakatau, Indonesia, in August 1985 included more than 70 species representing 10 orders: Araneae, Collembola, Orthoptera, Dermaptera, Psocoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera. Diptera and Hymenoptera made up more than half the total catch. The implications for colonization of Anak Krakatau by air-borne arthropods are discussed, and the possibility that there is a small resident community depending on aeolian debris is noted.

authors

  • THORNTON, IWB
  • NEW, TR
  • MCLAREN, DA
  • SUDARMAN, HK
  • VAUGHAN, PJ

publication date

  • December 19, 1988