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dc.contributor.authorAagaard, Kaare
dc.contributor.authorBerggren, Kai
dc.contributor.authorMcClenaghan, Beverly
dc.contributor.authorSones, Jayme
dc.contributor.authorHebert, Paul D. N.
dc.contributor.authorEkrem, Torbjørn
dc.identifier.citationUrban Ecosystems. 2016.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractMicromoths can be challenging to identify based on morphology and are frequently omitted in assessments of moth diversity. However, their species richness and biology make them important components of terrestrial ecosystems. In this study we identified 1227 micromoths from a suburban garden at 63° north using DNA barcoding of Malaise trap samples. We recorded 78 different species with the 11 most abundant taxa accounting for 82 % of the catch. The remaining 67 species were represented by fewer than 14 specimens, but the number was often sufficient to provide a good idea of phenology. The larvae of these 78 species all feed on plants common in suburban environments. We show that when facilitated by identifications through DNA barcoding, Malaise traps provide interesting insights into the micromoth communities of suburban environments that might otherwise be overlooked. The use of Malaise traps is beneficial for investigations at high latitudes where light trapping is inefficient for sampling moths due to bright summer nights.nb_NO
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleInvestigating suburban micromoth diversity using DNA barcoding of malaise trap samplesnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalUrban Ecosystemsnb_NO
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 226134nb_NO
dc.description.localcode(c) The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.nb_NO
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