Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Science

First Advisor

John J. Hutchens, Jr.


Expanding on a previous two-year study of resident and restored populations of Venus flytraps in Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve, the arthropod populations at resident and restored sites were sampled and compared to determine if there was a significant difference between them. Fourteen orders of invertebrates were collected from the sites, with the most numerous being Collembola (springtails) and Hymenoptera of the Family Formicidae (ants). There was no significant difference between the sample groups, though two of the traps from the restored sites were unusable. This study suggests that the arthropod population size and composition does not differ between the restored and resident Venus flytrap populations.

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