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LIGHT-TRAPPED CADDISFLIES (INSECTA: TRICHOPTERA) AS INDICATORS OF THE ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY OF THE LIŠTICA RIVER, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Svjetlana STANIĆ-KOŠTROMAN ; Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mladen KUČINIĆ ; Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Adriana KOLOBARA ; Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragan ŠKOBIĆ ; Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lejla KNEZOVIĆ ; Faculty of Science and Education, University of Mostar, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Paula DURBEŠIĆ ; Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

A study of caddisfly biodiversity and its application for use as indicator
species to assess the ecological integrity of aquatic environments was conducted in the area of the Lištica River, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A portable UV lighttrap was used to collect caddisflies at two sites: the spring of Lištica - Bilo Vrilo and the middle reach of this river in a karstic depression - Mostarsko Blato. From March 2003 to March 2004 a total of 4334 individuals, representing 34 species, were caught. There were signifi cant differences in species composition
and abundance between sampling sites. The flight periods are shown for all recorded species and studied in detail for twelve abundant species. The species inventories were used for analysing the longitudinal classification of the sampling sites, composition of functional feeding guilds and the saprobic indices.

Keywords

Caddisflies; Lištica River; Bosnia and Herzegovina; ecological integrity

Hrčak ID:

95189

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/95189

Publication date:

19.11.2012.

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