Correlates For Living With Insects

Drosophila Flies

Most people live with arthropods in their homes. It would be exceptional to find a home with not even a stray fruit fly. Leong and colleagues* investigated the arthropods found in homes and identified factors that correlated with the number taxa found (family level). They found that the numbers increased with the size of the house, the amount and diversity of the ground cover and the median income of the neighborhood.

Larger houses had more species. The size effect has been…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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