Department of Agri. Zoology and Entomology, University of Udaipur, Campus—Jobner 303328, India.
Observations on the vertical distribution of soil Oribatei in a woodland soil
Article first published online: 24 APR 2009
1975 The Royal Entomological Society
Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London
Volume 127, Issue 3, pages 259–275, December 1975
How to Cite
PANDE, Y. D. and BERTHET, P. (1975), Observations on the vertical distribution of soil Oribatei in a woodland soil. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 127: 259–275. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.1975.tb00575.x
- Issue published online: 24 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 24 APR 2009
- 8th May, 1975
- 1The vertical distribution of Oribatei in a black pine plantation soil was studied in situ using the soil sectioning technique.
- 2Oribatei were most abundent in the upper 3 cm due to the greater abundance of suitable food in this region.
- 3Larger species were usually confined to the upper layers but some smaller species were also abundant in this region.
- 4A correlation between the size of the species and their penetration was not found to be statistically significant.
- 5Nested analysis of variance showed seasonal redistribution in some species.
- 6The vertical distribution of individual species is discussed, and partially explained.