*Department of Agricultural Biology, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The activity patterns of Ommatoiulus moreletii (Diplopoda: Iulidae) in South Australia
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 188, Issue 2, pages 173–183, June 1979
How to Cite
Baker, G. H. (1979), The activity patterns of Ommatoiulus moreletii (Diplopoda: Iulidae) in South Australia. Journal of Zoology, 188: 173–183. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1979.tb03399.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 5 September 1978
Pitfall traps were set and visual observations made along regularly walked transects to assess the patterns of surface activity of Ommatoiulus moreletii in open grassland and dry sclerophyllous woodland in South Australia. Active O. moreletii were most commonly seen and trapped in autumn, to a lesser extent in spring, occasionally in summer and rarely in winter. Day to day variations in activity were related to changes in temperature and moisture. The activity of older stadia was greater than that of younger stadia.