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Invertebrate abundance on cereal fields and set-aside land: implications for wild gamebird chicks

BCPC Monograph ( 50): 181-186
Invertebrate abundance on cereal fields and set-aside land: implications for wild gamebird chicks
During June and July 1990 and 1991, insects were sampled at several farms in southern England from fields in the 1st and 2nd years of set-aside following cereals and winter wheat fields. Diptera, Coleoptera, Symphyta and Aphididae were most abundant in wheat, while numbers of Collembola, Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha were highest in set-aside. Many of these groups are eaten by gamebird (particularly Perdix perdix) chicks, which require an insect-rich diet.

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