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Die funktionale Bedeutung des Vegetationsmosaiks eines Waldgebietes der Schwarzwaldvorbergzone für blütenbesuchende Insekten - untersucht am Beispiel der Schwebfliegen (Diptera, Syrphidae)

Ssymank, A.

Phytocoenologia Band 19 Heft 3 (1991), p. 307 - 390

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published: Apr 30, 1991

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/19/1991/307

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The functional importance of the vegetation of three forest areas in Southwest-Germany for flower flies (Diptera, Syrphidae), as a major group of pollinating insects has been investigated. Both mesophilic and acidophilic beech forests and hygrophilous ash-forests with their homologous vegetation of clear cuttings and the accompanying seamcommunities on the verges of the forest roads are phenologically and biocoenologically characterized. Syrphid flies have been caught with coloured water dishes, their flower preferences and diurnal activity patterns have been studied to reveal habitat preferences and to analyse the community structure of flower visiting insects and its determining ecological factors in relation to a mosaique of well-defined vegetation units.


SchwarzwaldSchwebfliegeDipteraSyrphidaeSouthwest Germanyflower flies