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Ecology of Dry-Forest Wildland Insects in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste

Daniel H. Janzen

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0007
Ecology of Dry-Forest Wildland Insects in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste

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This chapter discusses the insect ecology of the tropical dry forest in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) in northwestern Costa Rica. It first discusses the physical characteristics of the ACG. It then describes the beginning of the rainy season as a complex phenomenon, characterized by the massive appearance of large numbers of species of adult insects. Finally, it discusses several types of migration and other seasonal movements in the ACG.

Keywords: insect ecology; Area de Conservación Guanacaste; ACG; rainy season; insects; migration; seasonal movements

Chapter.  9601 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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