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Title: Information Sheet, Arthropods of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

An Annotated Arthropod List of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve (DMWP) of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, VA.

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve may have as many as 3,000 arthropod species. Georgetown University’s Laboratory of Entomology and Biodiversity began studying these arthropods in 1995. Friends of Dyke Marsh, Georgetown University, the National Park Service, and the Washington Biologists’ Field Club are sponsors of this work.

To view an in-progress annotated list (ADMWPD) of these arthropods, please click on your taxon of interest given below. This list gives a species’ abundance as rare, uncommon, common, and abundant. These are subjective frequency estimates, based on how long it would take an experienced arthropod hunter to find a particular species, with a rare species’ taking the longest time, an uncommon species’ taking the next longest time, and so forth. There is over 1,000 species and morphospecies in ADMWPD. I plan to add more links from this page to ADMWPD in the future.

E. M. B. (8 August 2004) Reference

Barrows, E. M. and D. S. Kjar. 2004. Arthropods of Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Virginia: A Searchable Online Database (ADMWPD). Website. (8 August 2004)

Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)

Class Arachnida Class Arachnida (Arachnids)

Order Araneae (Spiders)

Family Agelenidae (Agelenid Spiders)
Family Anyphaenidae (Anyphaenid Spiders)
Family Hahniidae (Haniid Spiders)
Family Dysderidae (Dysderid Spiders)
Family Lycosidae (Lycosid Spiders)
Family Pisauridae (Pisaurid Spiders)

Order Acari (Mites and Ticks)

Family Ixodidae (Ixodid Ticks)

Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)

Subphylum Atelocerata (Ateloceratans)

Superclass Hexapoda (Hexapods)

Class Entognatha (Entognathans)

Class Insecta (Insects)

Order Diptera(Flies)

Family Bombyliidae (Bee Flies)
Family Syrphidae (Flower Flies)

Order Lepidoptera(Butterflies and Moths)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)

Order Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies)

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