Document: Herbivore2Damage

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A tool for studying invertebrates that eat plants.

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Abstract

BugWise Herbivore2Damage has been prepared by Australian Museum staff who work on invertebrate behaviour, taxonomy and ecology. The method’s underlying assumption is that the amount and different ‘signs’ left by invertebrates that eat plants are closely linked to the abundance and diversity of the herbivorous invertebrates that made those signs.

Herbivore2Damage has been designed so that:
(1) users do not need an expert knowledge of invertebrate taxonomy;
(2) specialised equipment is not required; and
(3) it is a cost effective way of surveying damage by invertebrates.

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Tags Bugwise, identification, guide, tool, insects, bugs, herbivores, chewers, plant suckers,