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.”
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