Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Print version ISSN 1516-8913
TORREIAS, Sharlene Roberta da Silva and FERREIRA-KEPPLER, Ruth Leila. Macroinvertebrates inhabiting the tank leaf terrestrial and epiphyte bromeliads at Reserva Adolpho Ducke, Manaus, Amazonas. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2011, vol.54, n.6, pp. 1193-1202. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132011000600015.
The aim of this work was to investigate the diversity of macroinvertebrates and also verify if the abundance and diversity of Diptera were influenced by the abiotic factors. The samples were collected from the epiphytic and terrestrial bromeliads G. brasiliensis (1 and 3m) in wet and dry seasons at Reserva Adolpho Ducke analyzed total of 144 samples were analyzed from a total of 15,238 individuals collected. These conatined 14,097 insects and, among these, 8,258 were immature Diptera, represented by eight most abundant families: Chironomidae, Ceratopogonidae and Culicidae. The relationship of Diptera diversity was influenced by the seasons and stratifications (p= 0.01); the abundance was influenced by the volume of water (p= 0.02) and the relationship between the season and volume of water in the terrestrial bromeliads was significant (p= 0.01). This study represented the first contribution to knowledge of community of macroinvertebrates associated to bromeliads G. brasiliensis in Central Amazon.
Keywords : Amazon; Bromeliaceae; Guzmania; Macroinvertebrates; Phytotelm.