Project Hessische Naturwaldreservate

Collection


All catches from the reserves are sorted to the following animal groups and stored in a permanent sample base at Senckenberg:

Nematomorpha – horsehair worms
Nemathelminthes – aschelminths + Acari – mites and ticks + Collembola  – springtails
+ Thysanoptera  – thrips+ Sternorrhyncha  – aphids (excl. Psyllina) + Diptera – dipterans
Mollusca  – molluscs
Annelida Oligochaeta Lumbricidae – earthworms*
Annelida – segmented worms: Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae + Polychaeta
Annelida Hirudinea – leeches*
Araneae  – spiders*
Opiliones  – harvestmen*
Pseudoscorpiones – pseudoscorpions*
Crustacea  – crustaceans: Isopoda – woodlice*
Crustacea  – crustaceans: aquatic crustaceans*
Myriapoda  (Chilopoda, Diplopoda) – millepeds and centipeds
Archaeognatha  – bristletails + Diplura  – diplurans + Zygentoma  – silverfishes
Ephemeroptera  – day flies* + Odonata  – dragonflies* + Plecoptera  – stone flies* + Trichoptera – caddisflies*
Blattodea  – cockroaches
Saltatoria  – grasshoppers
Dermaptera  – earwigs
Psocoptera  – barklice*
Phthiraptera  – flat lice
Heteroptera – true bugs*
Auchenorrhyncha  – cicadas
Psyllina – psyllids*
Coleoptera  – beetles*
Megaloptera  – alderflies* + Neuroptera – neuropterans* + Raphidioptera  – snakeflies*
Hymenoptera Symphyta – sawflies*
Hymenoptera Apocrita: Aculeata – bees, wasps and ants*
Hymenoptera Apocrita: “Parasitica”
Mecoptera  – scorpion flies*
Siphonaptera – fleas*
Lepidoptera  – butterflies and macro moths (Macrolepidoptera)*
Lepidoptera  – micro moths (Microlepidoptera)
Amphibia – amphibians * + Reptilia – reptiles*
Aves – birds*
Mammalia  – small mammels, incl. bats*
Mammalia  – large mammals

All catches are available, mostly on animal order level, for further research, preserved in alcohol or (to a lower extent, according to the special mode of preparation of the single animal groups) as dry mounts. Per reserve 1 Mio animals were trapped on average.

* There are collaborators for the marked animal groups, but we are very interested to get further groups studied at species level. Specialists interested in these groups please contact us via: Angela.Roehner@senckenberg.de