Notes on Arthropod Populations in the Antarctic Peninsula-South Shetland Islands-South Orkney Islands Area

  1. J. Linsley Gressitt
  1. J. Linsley Gressitt

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR010p0373

Entomology of Antarctica

Entomology of Antarctica

How to Cite

Gressitt, J. L. (1967) Notes on Arthropod Populations in the Antarctic Peninsula-South Shetland Islands-South Orkney Islands Area, in Entomology of Antarctica (ed J. L. Gressitt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR010p0373

Author Information

  1. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1967

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901107

Online ISBN: 9781118668696

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Keywords:

  • Antarctic Peninsula;
  • Arthropod populations;
  • Environment types;
  • South Orkney Islands;
  • South Shetland Islands

Summary

In early 1966, population samples were taken from many niches at 21 localities in ten general areas in the Antarctic Peninsula region, the S. Shetland Is., and the S. Orkney Is. Although general Berlese funnel samples were taken from many plant environments, special attention was paid to populations and behavior in relation to bird nests, fresh water and inter-tidal environments, and snow and ice. A new inter-tidal mite was discovered, and a living springtail was found on an iceberg.