Dynamics of the fauna of digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) in the Chernobyl zone

Dynamics of the fauna of digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) in the Chernobyl zone ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 363–366. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © A.S. Shlyakhtenok, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 391–394. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Dynamics of the Fauna of Digger Wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) in the Chernobyl Zone A. S. Shlyakhtenok Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, ul. Akademicheskaya 27, Minsk, 220072 Belarus e-mail: hymenopt@biobel.bas-net.by Received March 10, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607050116 Key words: Sphecidae, Chernobyl zone, long-term dynamics, succession. In the Polesye State Radioecological Reserve (EDRs) in these biogeocenoses were 113, 218, and (PSRR), which is in the 30-km alienation zone around 305 µR/h, respectively. the Chernobyl Power Plant, the state and dynamics of Insects were collected with Malaise traps (Townes, insect communities are determined primarily by the 1972) set in the same sites in late April or early May level of radioactive contamination and succession. The and removed in October. In different years, samples latter factor plays an increasingly important role, as the were taken at different intervals (from one to two most acute radioactive impact that determined the lev- months), depending on tasks to be solved in a given sea- els of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Dynamics of the fauna of digger wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) in the Chernobyl zone

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