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, John en_US
dc.contributor.author Ashcroft, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Batley, M en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:33:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:33:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011003910 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gollan John, Ashcroft Michael, and Batley M 2011, 'Comparison of yellow and white pan traps in surveys of bee fauna in New South Wales, Australia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)', Blackwell, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 174-178. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1326-6756 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-6055.2010.00797.x en_US
dc.title Comparison of yellow and white pan traps in surveys of bee fauna in New South Wales, Australia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) en_US
dc.parent Australian Journal of Entomology en_US
dc.journal.volume 50 en_US
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 050100 en_US
dc.personcode 114443 en_US
dc.personcode 0000076497 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052267 en_US
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


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