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If You’re Trying to Find Insects in the Forest, Look Up

Earlier this week, the Lyman Entomological Museum blog posted a piece about an article that appears in the journal Environmental Entomology. It describes how researchers from McGill University explored the changes in beetle and fly diversity as they went from ground level up to the canopy in maple forests in southern Quebec.

Although the different levels contained nearly the same amount of species diversity, they found different species at the ground level versus the canopy.

If you’re looking for insects in the forest, they write, “You’ll need to look up. Way up. There are little-known worlds up above our heads, even here in the temperate middle of North America.”

Click here for the Lyman Entomological Museum blog post.

Read more at:

Look up, way up: beetles and flies in the tree tops

Vertical Stratification of Beetles (Coleoptera) and Flies (Diptera) in Temperate Forest Canopies

Lyman Entomological Museum and Research Laboratory

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