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M ETHODS FOR M ARKING I NSECTS : Current Techniques and Future Prospects

M ETHODS FOR M ARKING I NSECTS : Current Techniques and Future Prospects ▪ Abstract Tracking the movement of insects in their natural habitat is essential for understanding their basic biology, demography, and ethology. A wide variety of markers have been used to assess insect population dynamics, dispersal, territoriality, feeding behavior, trophic-level interactions, and other ecological interactions. The ideal marker should persist without inhibiting the insect's “normal” biology. Furthermore, the marker should be environmentally safe, cost–effective, and easy to use. In this article, we review the current state of knowledge regarding insect marking, document the advantages and limitations of each marking technique, and discuss advances made in marking insects over the past decade. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Entomology Annual Reviews

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Publisher
Annual Reviews
Copyright
Copyright 2001 Annual Reviews. All rights reserved
Subject
Review Articles
ISSN
0066-4170
eISSN
1545-4487
DOI
10.1146/annurev.ento.46.1.511
pmid
11112178
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Abstract

▪ Abstract Tracking the movement of insects in their natural habitat is essential for understanding their basic biology, demography, and ethology. A wide variety of markers have been used to assess insect population dynamics, dispersal, territoriality, feeding behavior, trophic-level interactions, and other ecological interactions. The ideal marker should persist without inhibiting the insect's “normal” biology. Furthermore, the marker should be environmentally safe, cost–effective, and easy to use. In this article, we review the current state of knowledge regarding insect marking, document the advantages and limitations of each marking technique, and discuss advances made in marking insects over the past decade.

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Annual Review of EntomologyAnnual Reviews

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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