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Study on the diversity of nocturnal Macrolepidoptera communities in different age sessile oak – hornbeam forests

Bálint Horváth & Ferenc Lakatos

Correspondence

Correspondence: Horváth Bálint

Postal address: H-9400 Sopron, Ady Endre u. 5.

e-mail: hbalint[at]emk.nyme.hu

Abstract

Macrolepidoptera communities and their diversity were compared in different age sessile oak-hornbeam forests, in the Sopron Mountains. The study was carried out in 2012-2013 from the end of March until early November each year, using portable light-traps. Our goal was to find any correlation between Lepidoptera diversity and the age of the forests. We used community and ecological characteristics to determine and compare Lepidoptera assemblages (Shannon and Simpson diversity indices, Pielou’s evenness indices, Community dominance indices, Bray-Curtis similarity indices, Rényi’s diversity ordering). Our result did not show a direct correlation between the Macrolepidoptera diversity and forests’ age. However, our conclusions support the high influence the abundance of different vegetation layers on macromoth communities.

Keywords: Lepidoptera, light-trap, diversity-comparing, Sopron Mountains

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