Chapter 3. Food Resources for Wildlife

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch3

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

How to Cite

Capinera, J. L. (2010) Food Resources for Wildlife, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch3

Author Information

  1. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332995

Online ISBN: 9781444317688

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Keywords:

  • food relationships - food resources for wildlife;
  • food preference - selection of dietary items irrespective of availability;
  • determining the abundance of insects - relative and absolute sampling methods;
  • determining wildlife diets - stomach contents, major source of dietary information for vertebrates;
  • nutritional value of insects - nonequivalent nutrition when consumed by wildlife;
  • importance of insects in diets of wildlife - critical, essential source of nutrition among sizable fraction of wildlife

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Assessment of Insectivory

  • Nutritional Value of Insects

  • Importance of Insects in the Diets of Wildlife

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading