Host specificity of sap-sucking insects in Papua New Guinean tropical rainforest. This project focused on Auchenorrhyncha nymphs (Hemiptera), which were hand-collected from 14 focal tree species and reared to adults in cages. Collections were made twice a week in the surroundings of Ohu village, Madang Province. Sampling effort corresponded to approximately 1500 m2 of foliage inspected per plant species and included numerous individual trees within approximately 500 ha of primary and secondary forest. The dataset relates to the reared nymph data in Dem et al (2013) J Trop Ecol.
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Dem F (2022): Sap-sucking herbivores (Auchenorrhyncha: Hemiptera) reared from Papua New Guinean rainforest. v1.1. New Guinea Binatang Research Centre. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=madang-sap-suckers&v=1.1
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Surrounding forests of the village of Ohu, Madang
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-5.24, 145.65], North East [-5.2, 145.7]|
|Start Date / End Date||2007-02-01 / 2009-07-31|
No Description available
|Title||Host speciﬁcity of xylem- and phloem-feeding herbivores (Auchenorrhyncha) in a New Guinea lowland rain forest|
The personnel involved in the project:
Nymphs were hand-collected from the foliage of 14 target plant species. Sampling effort corresponded to approximately 1500 m2 of foliage inspected per plant species and included numerous individual trees
|Study Extent||500 ha of rainforest surrounding the village of Ohu. Collections made twice per week between Feb 2007 - Jul 2009.|
Method step description:
- The study area is situated in a mosaic of primary and secondary lowland forests near Ohu village, 200 m asl, Papua New Guinea (PNG) with approximately 200 tree species per hectare
- Dem, F., Stewart, A., Gibson, A., Weiblen, G., & Novotny, V. (2013). Low host specificity in species-rich assemblages of xylem- and phloem-feeding herbivores (Auchenorrhyncha) in a New Guinea lowland rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 29(6), 467-476. doi:10.1017/S0266467413000540