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Different light conditions influence the activity of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae)

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Turnbull, DKR and Barmuta, LA, Different light conditions influence the activity of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae), Aquatic Insects, 28, (3) pp. 211-217. ISSN 0165-0424 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/01650420600877592

Abstract

Late instar nymphs of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae) reduced the amount of time they were active outside a refuge when illuminated by a 40 W red incandescent light globe than when illuminated with infrared light emitting diodes. They were active outside the refuge nearly four times longer (54% ± 4%, N = 6; mean ± S.E. percentage of time observed active) when illuminated with infrared light than when illuminated with red light (15% ± 4%; N = 6). The type of light chosen to facilitate observation could confound analysis of the behaviour of predatory stoneflies. Eusthenia's sensitivity to light suggests that other predatory stoneflies should be assayed for sensitivity to light of different wavelengths. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Freshwater Ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Turnbull, DKR (Dr Derek Turnbull)
Author:Barmuta, LA (Associate Professor Leon Barmuta)
ID Code:42486
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:TAFI - Zoology
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-04-26
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