volume 167, issue 6, P561-565 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12788
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Luciane Gomes Freire, Tatiane do Nascimento Lima

Abstract: In areas of the Cerrado biome (Brazilian savanna) with well-defined rainy and dry seasons, changes in climate and landscape affect the abundance and seasonality of insects. Larvae of the antlion Myrmeleon brasiliensis (N avas) (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) are predators that build traps in dry sandy soil to capture prey. Here we determined the effect of rain on trap building by M. brasiliensis larvae in a riparian forest in the Cerrado biome. Differences in population size and developmental stage were found be…

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