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dc.contributor.authorHodge, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorMarris, John W. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-28T02:53:16Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06en
dc.date.issued2018-07en
dc.identifier.issn0111-7696en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/12578
dc.description.abstractThe ice plant (Carpobrotus edulis (L.), family Aizoaceae) is a succulent perennial native to South Africa that has been introduced widely around the world to prevent erosion of sandy or loose soils. At New Brighton sand dunes near Christchurch, dense mats of C. edulis now form part of a flora dominated by exotic plants, including marram grass (Ammophila arenaria L.), tree lupin (Lupinus arboreus Sims) and purple ragwort (Senecio elegans L.). At New Brighton, a number of species of arthropods have been observed visiting ice plant flowers, including endemic Coleoptera (Lagrioida brouni Pascoe; Inophloeus rubidus Broun) and native arachnids (Cheiracanthium stratioticum Koch; Oxyopes gracilipes (White, 1849)) (Hodge et al. 2017). At least two colour forms of ice plant flowers occur at New Brighton: a common yellow form and a less common pink/purple form (Figure 1). This study compared overall arthropod occupation rates of the two flower colours and assessed whether individual insect species exhibited a preference for either colour form.en
dc.format.extent33-39 (7)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Entomological Society of New Zealanden
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - The Entomological Society of New Zealand - https://weta.ento.org.nz/index.php/weta/article/view/37en
dc.subjectcolouren
dc.subjectpreferencesen
dc.subjectinsectsen
dc.subjectflowersen
dc.titleColour preferences in sand dune insects found on ice plant flowersen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc060808 Invertebrate Biologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Wētā: News bulletin of the Entomological Society of New Zealanden
pubs.notesOJS journalen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/BPRC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://weta.ento.org.nz/index.php/weta/article/view/37en
pubs.volume52en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4366-8708
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6933-5253


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