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Title: Population structure, activity pattern, and food of Neomachilis halophila (Thysanura: Machilidae) on a California sandy beach
Student Author(s): Benedetti
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Donald
%E Abbott, Isabella
Pages: 12
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1972
Keywords: sandy beaches
Abstract: Neomachilis halophila inhabits the spaces beneath rocks of the upper beach and shore areas just below the land vegetation. Males and femaes occur in equal numbers, but large females are larger than large males. Activity is largely nocturnal, and greatest activity occurs just before dawn. Common foods include unicellular green algae (from lichens), yeast, pine pollen, and vegetable detritus. Most feeding occurs during the predawn period of greatest activity.
Notes: Publ 1973, Pan-Pac Entomol. 41: 246-249