The Insect Community on the Soil Surface
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How to Cite

Gill, Harsimran K., Robert McSorley, and Lyle Buss. 2011. “The Insect Community on the Soil Surface: ENY-859/IN876, 1/2011”. EDIS 2011 (1). Gainesville, FL.


It’s easy to find and collect insects, related arthropods, and other invertebrates from the soil surface using simple materials that are readily available. This 7-page fact sheet describes several collection methods and introduces common invertebrates that are found on the soil surface in agricultural fields and gardens in Florida. It was written by Harsimran K. Gill, Robert McSorley, and Lyle Buss, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, January 2011.


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