PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE DATA FORM 3: INSECT ABUNDANCE

Fill out one form for each plot during spring after beetle release.

 

Name(s) ___________________________________________________________________

 

School ____________________________________________________________________

 

Teacherís name _____________________________________________________________

 

Date (include year)___________________________________________________________

 

Site name __________________________________________________________________

 

3.* Time of day _____________________________________________________________

 

3.* Weather conditions _______________________________________________________

 

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Plot # __________________________________________________________________

 

Date beetles were released ________________________________________________

 

4.* One minute beetle counts

 

Number of adults found per minute _____

 

Number of eggs found per minute ††_____

 

Number of larvae found per minute _____

 

5.* How much damage was done to the purple loosestrife?

 

6.* Other insects found on purple loosestrife (optional).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*Numbers refer to steps in Monitoring Insect Populations procedure, p. 135.

 

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For use with Invasion Ecology, Section 3: Beyond Protocols