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Title: Tropical cyclone effects on insect colonization and abundance in Puerto Rico

Author: Torres, J. A.;

Date: 1988

Source: Acta Cientifica. 2(1):40-44

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The knowledge of the ways in which insects disperse is important in decisions concerning their control. The dispersal of insects aided by the wind cannot be regarded as accidental and occasional but as an adaptive feature of the phylum (Johnson and Bowden 1973). Due to its location, Puerto Rico is exposed to cyclone winds that can affect the colonization and abundance of insects. In this work I present an overview of tropical cyclones on insect dispersal, the recorded arrival of insects during cyclone events, and the effects of tropical cyclones on insect abundance in Puerto Rico.

Keywords: insect dispersal, hurricane, tropical cyclones, Puerto Rico, colonization, insect abundance

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Torres, J. A. 1988. Tropical cyclone effects on insect colonization and abundance in Puerto Rico. Acta Cientifica. 2(1):40-44.


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