Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Effects of Phylloicus case removal on consumption of leaf litter from two Neotropical biomes (Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna)
Authors: Rezende, Renan S.
Bernardi, João P.
Gomes, Eliane S.
Martins, Renato Tavares
Hamada, Neusa
Gonçalves, José Francisco de Carvalho
Keywords: Aquatic Insects
Leaf litter decomposition
Leaf quality
Life History
Microcosm experiments
Issue Date: 2020
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Limnology
Abstract: Phylloicus (Trichoptera, Calamoceratidae) is a stream invertebrate widely distributed across Neotropical biomes, which larvae use allochthonous leaf litter as food resource and to build a case that offers protection against predation. Seasonal changes in leaf litter accumulation on the streambed may affect Phylloicus larvae due to variations in availability of food and case-building material; however, it is unclear how these two processes influence each other. We assessed how case removal affected leaf litter consumption by Phylloicus larvae from two Neotropical biomes (Amazon rainforest and Cerrado savanna), which were experimentally offered leaf litter of Goupia glabra and Maprounea guianensis (common riparian species from the rainforest and savanna biomes, respectively). Our treatments included (i) direct effect of case removal, where larvae had their case removed during the experiment; (ii) time-lag effect, where the case was removed and larvae were allowed to rebuild the case before starting the experiment; and (iii) control, where cases were not removed. Leaf litter consumption by Phylloicus was 9.16 ± 7.47 mg/mg on average, being higher in the savanna than in the rainforest experiment (possibly in relation to a higher difference between the rainforest stream temperature and the experimental temperature, which may have inhibited larval activity), and higher on M. guianensis than on G. glabra (most likely due to the higher leaf litter quality of the former species). Consumption was higher in the time-lag effect treatment than in the direct effect and control treatments, which could be explained by an increase in the larval energetic demand for case building. © 2020, The Japanese Society of Limnology.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s10201-020-00628-w
Appears in Collections:Artigos

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.