(Article of periodic en Français - 1981)

Document title

The benthic insects of a polluted lowland brook-pond system (Antwerp, Belgium)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE SMET W. H. O. ; DAS A. M. L. ;


A total of 26.826 insect larvae and pupae were collected from 13 sampling areas in a polluted brook-pond system, locally treated by aeration. 106 species were collected: 1 Ephemeroptera, 4 Coleoptera and 101 Diptera. The Chironomidae dominated by species richness and density of individuals/m. Two major insects communities were recognizable: the brook community was characterized by a high species richness of Brachycera and Nematocera, while the pond community consisted nearly exclusively of Nematocera. The beneficial effect of aeration was clearly evident. (Les AA).


Article of periodic

published at : Biologisch Jaarboek Dodonaea Gent

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 49 [pp. 112-130]

Bibliographic references : 33 réf.



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