Teste da regra de equivalência energética para formigas de serapilheira: efeitos de diferentes métodos de estimativa de abundância em floresta ombrófila

André B Vargas, Jarbas M Queiroz, Antônio J Mayhé-Nunes, Guilherme O Souza, Elaine F Ramos
2009 Neotropical Entomology  
The Energetic Equivalence Rule (EER) states that species tend to consume energy independent of their body size. Here, the EER was tested for litter ants using body size and abundance data. Rainforest ants were obtained using pitfall traps and Winkler extractor. The abundance data from the Winkler extractions confi rmed the EER, while the pitfall traps rejected it. Combination of abundance from pitfall catches and Winkler extractions either confi rmed or rejected the EER. Further studies should
more » ... ocus on the interaction between sampling techniques and habitat types in the test of EER for ant communities.
doi:10.1590/s1519-566x2009000600023 pmid:20098936 fatcat:jzlmstiycrfbhjhfd36vedd4yu