Comparison of yellow and white pan traps in surveys of bee fauna in New South Wales, Australia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)

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dc.contributor.author Gollan, JR
dc.contributor.author Ashcroft, MB
dc.contributor.author Batley, M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Journal of Entomology, 2011, 50 (2), pp. 174 - 178
dc.identifier.issn 1326-6756
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18113
dc.description.abstract Pan trapping is a standardised and commonly used method for collecting bees, but characteristics of the trap may influence its effectiveness or bias results. The effect of trap colour on the species and numbers caught has been studied in the Northern Hemisphere, but not in the Australian region. Australia has a unique bee fauna and colour preferences, if any, may differ from those found in other continents. In four separate surveys across a wide area of New South Wales, it was tested whether there was a difference in the abundance or species richness captured by yellow- and white-coloured pan traps. In total, 1267 bees were collected, comprising 66 species, 50 of which are in the family Halictidae. In all surveys, yellow pan traps collected a significantly larger number and greater diversity of bees. Eight of the thirteen most common species were observed significantly more frequently (P < 0.01) in yellow pan traps, while the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) was found in larger numbers in white traps. Our results demonstrate that differently coloured traps collect different components of the Australian bee fauna. Therefore, a variety of pan colours should be used when sampling overall bee biodiversity, but specific colours may be more effective when targeting certain groups or species.
dc.publisher Blackwell
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2010.00797.x
dc.title Comparison of yellow and white pan traps in surveys of bee fauna in New South Wales, Australia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Journal of Entomology
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 50
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Asia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 174 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 178 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0608 Zoology
dc.for 0603 Evolutionary Biology
dc.for 0501 Ecological Applications
dc.personcode 114443
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecological Applications en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords coloured trap, method, survey, water trap en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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