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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Movements Of Migration And Dispersion Of Adult Spittlebugs [movimentos De Migração E Dispersão De Adultos Da Cigarrinha-das-pastagens]
Author: Sujii E.R.
Garcia M.A.
Fontes E.M.G.
Abstract: The effect of adults of the spittlebug (Deois flavopicta Stal) movement in their population dynamics was evaluated in pastures of Brachiaria ruziziensis in Brasília, DF, Brazil. Plastic panels containing adesive trap were used to monitorate the movement rates. The data suggest a lack of pattern related to the geographical position of the traps. Vegetation landscapes similar to pastures fields around the study area seemed to favour the dispersion, whilst Cerrados or wood vegetation in the neighborhood inhibted insect dispersion toward this direction and increased return rate of spittlebugs to the pasture. Spittlebugs moved mainly by short, low jumping flights (bellow 1 m). A proportion of 4:1 male:female was captured in the traps, indicating that males move more than females. The movement of marked and recaptured populations was monitored with non-toxic fluorescent powder. Speed rates lower than 5 m/day was observed. Adult dispersion movement, apparently, does not contribute significantly to the loss or recruitment of individuals to populations of D. flavopicta. Consequently, there is no need to consider this movement in modeling this insect population dynamics. Migration may have a role in this dynamics except in some cases, such as outbreaks and local extinction.
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Date Issue: 2000
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