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Efecto del manejo de habitat en diferentes gremios alimentarios de insectos herbivoros en sistemas agroforestales de cacao.

Effects of habitat management on different feeding guilds of herbivorous insects in cacao agroforestry systems

Land uses that require modification of natural habitats are the main cause of biodiversity loss in the tropics (Sala et al., 2000). A simplification and homogenization of natural systems usually occur because of anthropogenic activities (Tabarelli, Peres, & Melo, 2012) that reduce tree species richness and systematically reduce animal diversity (Stein, Gerstner, & Kreft, 2014). In contrast, traditional agroforestry systems are considered a good strategy to conserve a significant portion of the original forest biodiversity while also meeting the economic needs of producers (Steffan-Dewenter et al., 2007). The shaded cacao (Theobroma cacao L., Malvaceae) plantation is one of these traditional systems exploited successfully in the tropics, and it is characterized by replacement of the understory of the original forest by cacao and retention of a portion of the canopy for crop shading (Rice & Greenberg, 2000).

The main cocoa-producing region of Brazil is located within the state of Bahia, where the cacao traditional cultivation system (CTCS) occupies large agricultural areas (Cassano, Schroth, Faria, Delabie, & Bede, 2008). The original vegetation formation of the region was the Atlantic Forest, one of the most impacted tropical rainforests in the world, with only 7% of its original extent remaining (Fundacao SOS Mata Atlantica, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, 2008). This biome has high species richness and endemism and is considered a hotspot for global biodiversity conservation (Myers, Mittermeier, Mittermeier, Fonseca, & Kent, 2000). In the past (especially in Southern Bahia), the expansion of cacao plantations was considered the main cause of deforestation, transforming the original landscape into a mosaic of small forest fragments embedded in a CTCS matrix (Saatchi, Agosti, Alger, Delabie, & Musinsky, 2001). However, compared with other land-use strategies that suppress or replace native forest, the CTCS have received considerable attention because of their important role in maintaining regional biodiversity (Cassano et al., 2008; Pardini et al., 2009; Sambuichi et al., 2012).

Nonetheless, the CTCS undergo agricultural management that includes canopy thinning or complete removal of the shade trees, which are replaced by more productive systems (Johns, 1999; Sambuichi et al., 2012). A major crisis struck the Brazilian cacao sector in the 1980s because of a drop in the international price of cacao and introduction of "witches' broom," a disease caused by the fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa (Peiera, Ram, Figueiredo, & Almeida, 1990). During the economic crisis, certain producers chose to remove the shade trees from the CTCS, while others replaced the CTCS with more intensive farming systems or pastures, and other areas were simply abandoned (Alger & Caldas, 1994; Araujo, Alger, Rocha, & Mequita, 1998). To avoid additional losses and the bankruptcy of producers, the Cocoa Farming Plan Executive Committee (Comissao Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira--CEPLAC) attempted to rehabilitate cacao plantations by researching new strategies and techniques, such as grafting varieties of cacao individuals resistant to witches' broom into infected trees. The CEPLAC recently recommended that native shade trees should be replaced by the exotic rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Mull. Arg., a species from the Brazilian Amazon, in order to increase farming income through latex extraction (Marques & Monteiro, 2006).

Intensifying agricultural management by totally removing or replacing native shade trees with one or a few dominant species may negatively affect the diversity of animal groups, especially insects such as ants, butterflies (Perfecto, Mas, Dietsch, & Vandermeer, 2003), bees (Klein, Steffan-Dewenter, Buchori, & Tscharntke, 2002a), beetles (Bos, Steffan-Dewenter, & Tscharntke, 2007c) and parasitoids (Sperber, Nakayama, Valverde, & Neves, 2004). Vegetation characteristics determine ecosystem processes, including primary production and nutrient flow (Diaz et al., 2007). Therefore, structural and compositional changes in the plant community have direct effects on the associated fauna, beginning with primary consumers (Price et al., 1980; Neves, Silva, Espirito-Santo, & Fernandes, 2014). The effects on herbivores are propagated throughout the food chain, causing changes in the abundance of organisms in other parts of the trophic web (Price et al., 1980; Polis & Strong, 1996).

In this study, we analyzed the effects of anthropogenic changes in the form of different land-use strategies on the community structure of three feeding guilds of herbivorous insects (folivorous, sap-sucking and xylophagous). Our objective was to assess whether more heterogeneous and structurally complex habitats, such as the CTCS, retain a considerable portion of their native diversity and have a herbivorous insect community structure similar to that of native forests compared with simpler environments, such as the rubber agroforest. We tested the following predictions: i- the composition of herbivorous insects is similar between the native forest and CTCS, and different from the rubber agroforest; ii- the abundance and richness of herbivorous insects are higher in the native forest and CTCS, and smaller in the rubber agroforests; and iii- the abundance and richness of herbivorous insects are positively determined by the percentage of shade cover.


Study area: The study was conducted from February to March 2013 in three distinct habitats--two types of cacao agroforestry matrices and a native forest. The CTCS was constituted of cacao plantation's areas shaded by the canopy of irregularly distributed native trees, and there is little or no canopy connectivity (Fig. 1A). The rubber agroforests were typically homogeneous, with individuals regularly distributed in the environment for cacao shading (Fig. 1B).

The sampling sites were located in the cacao growing region of Southeastern Bahia in the municipality Una, which is within the Central Atlantic Forest Corridor (Fonseca, Alger, Pinto, Araujo, & Cavalcanti, 2004). The dominant vegetation type in the region is the South Bahia coastal rainforest (Thomas, 2003), which is characterized by tall, broadleaved and evergreen trees, and many lianas and epiphytes. The climate is hot and humid and characterized by the absence of a well-defined dry season (type Af in the Koppen classification). The mean annual rainfall exceeds 1 300 mm and may reach 1 600-1 800 mm in rainy years. The mean annual temperature is 24-25[degrees]C, with warmer periods from October to April (maximum of 38[degrees]C), and colder periods from June to August (minimum 7[degrees]C) (Mori, 1989).


Sampling design: Three 500 m transects located at least 1 km apart were selected in each habitat. The native forest transects were located within the Una Biological Reserve (Reserva Biologica de Una--REBIO de Una) (1), the largest Conservation Unit of the cacao growing region, which is characterized by native forest with closed canopy. The six transects in the CTCS and rubber agroforests were located in a farm complex located Southwest from the REBIO de Una: Bom Jesus Farm (2), Vera Cruz Farm (3), Valmonte Farm (4), Ardenas Farm (5) and Sao Nicolas Farm (6) (Table 1). A total of six traps spaced 100 [m.sup.2] apart were set in each transect to sample herbivorous insects. Therefore, a total of 18 sampling traps were set up in each habitat, for a total of 54 traps.

Structural characterization of the vegetation and shade cover: To characterize the vegetation structure, 10 [m.sup.2] plots were established around the traps. In each plot, the richness and density of trees with a diameter at breast height (DBH) [greater than or equal to] 15 cm were measured and identified in field by a specialist botanic, and the height (m) of the selected individuals was subsequently estimated. The percentage of shade cover per plot was measured from hemispherical canopy photographs taken using a digital camera with an 8 mm 180[degrees] fisheye lens (Sanchez-Azofeifa et al., 2007). The percent canopy cover was estimated from these pictures using the software Gap Light Analyzer (GLA) (Frazer, Canham, & Lertzman, 1999) (Table 1).

Sampling of herbivorous insects and classification into guilds: The insects were sampled with an aggregate Malaise/window flight intercepting trap based on the model proposed by Basset (1988). The "Malaise" portion is efficient in sampling insects with negative geotropism, and the "window" portion is efficient in sampling insects with positive geotropism (Basset, 1988). Both parts (top and bottom) end in flasks containing 70% ethanol for insect fixation, imprisonment and death. The traps were exposed for seven days (168 h/ trap) in the center and canopy of the plots.

The sampled herbivorous insects were grouped into three guilds according to their feeding habit--sap-sucking, folivorous and xylophagous (Weis & Berenbaum, 1989). All of the insects belonging to families with prevailing herbivorous habits were considered herbivores (Moran & Southwood, 1982; Neves et al., 2014). Insects belonging to the suborders Auchenorrhyncha, Sternorrhyncha and Heteroptera were considered sap-sucking herbivores, and insects belonging to the families Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae, Elateridae and Phasmidae were considered folivores. The subfamilies Platypodinae and Scolytinae (Curculionidae) and families Anobiidae and Cerambycidae were included in the guild of xylophagous herbivorous insects, which are groups that preferentially feed on wood parts or build galleries to cultivate fungi for feeding, depending directly or indirectly from the wood resource for survival. All other insects were identified using taxonomic keys (Rafael, Melo, Carvalho, Casari, & Constantino, 2012) and separated into morphospecies based on external morphological characters. The sampled insects were deposited in the entomological collection of the Laboratory of Insect Ecology of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais--UFMG).

The influence of habitat on the species composition of herbivore insects compositions (folivorous, sap-sucking and xylophagous) was tested using a permutational multivariate analysis of variance (PERMANOvA) (Anderson, 2001). We used Bray Curtis dissimilarity measures, and 999 permutations were generated. We also used non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) to represent the results of the PERMANOvA analyses. For the NMDS, the ordination of species composition was performed using the Bray-Curtis index.

Generalized linear models (GLMs) were built to assess whether the abundance and diversity of herbivorous insects are influenced by habitat and canopy cover. The abundance and richness of folivorous, sap-sucking and xylophagous herbivorous insects were used as the response variables, and habitat and canopy cover were used as the explanatory variables. The models were subjected to an analysis of residuals to test the adequacy of the error distribution (Crawley, 2007). The minimum adequate model (MAM) was obtained by extracting non-significant terms (p <0.05) from the full model (Crawley, 2007); when significant differences were observed between habitats, the data were submitted to contrast analysis by aggregating levels (Crawley, 2007). If the level of aggregation was not significant and did not alter the deviance explained by the null model, the levels were pooled together (contrast analyses). All statistical analyses were conducted with R software (R Development Core Team, 2014).


A total of 2 084 herbivorous insects were sampled, with 193 (9%) belonging to the folivorous guild, 859 (41%) belonging to the sap-sucking guild and 1 032 (50%) belonging to xylophagous guild. The specimens were distributed among 390 morphospecies, including 85 folivorous, 167 sap-sucking and 138 xylophagous herbivores. Among the folivores, the families with the greatest number of morphospecies were Curculionidae (54) and Chrysomelidae (21); among the sap-sucking herbivores, families with the greatest number of morphospecies were Cicadellidae (56) and Psyllidae (47); among the xylophagous herbivores, the subfamilies and/or families with the greatest number of morphospecies were Scolytinae (80) and Anobiidae (24) (Table 2).

The composition of herbivorous folivores insect morphospecies was similar among the habitats studied (PERMANOVA, p= 0.059, Fig. 2A). However, the CTCS have a sap-sucking and xylophagous insect composition similar to that of the native forest and different from the composition of the rubber agroforest (PERMANOVA, p= 0.01 and p= 0.0002, Fig. 2B and Fig. 2C). Individuals of the family Psyllidae were highly abundant in the rubber agroforest (216) and CTCS (150) compared with the abundance sampled in the native forest (17) (Table 2).

The abundance and richness of the three herbivorous insect guilds varied among the habitats (Table 3, Fig. 3). Folivore abundance and richness were higher in the native forest, followed by CTCS and rubber agroforest (Fig. 3A and Fig. 3B). The abundance and richness of sap-sucking insects was similar among habitats (p >0.05, Fig. 3A and Fig. 3B). The abundance of xylophagous insects was higher in the rubber agroforest, followed by the CTCS and native forest (Fig. 3A); besides, the richness was higher in the CTCS and similar between the native forest and rubber agroforest (Fig. 3B).

The canopy cover effect also varied among the insect guilds. Canopy cover positively affected the abundance and richness of folivorous insects (Table 3, Fig. 4A, Fig. 4B), whereas it negatively affected the abundance and richness of sap-sucking insects (Table 3, Fig. 4C, Fig. 4D) and the abundance of xylophagous insects (Table 3, Fig. 4E), which did not show an effect for richness (Fig. 4F).


Land use and agricultural intensification have caused a significant shift in community structure and/or composition of herbivorous insects. We observed that habitat changes differently affected the herbivorous insect guilds. These results were supported by studies that have reported different responses of distinct arthropod taxa (Perfecto et al., 2003; Schulze et al., 2004; Bos et al., 2007a; Kessler et al., 2009) and feeding guilds (Klein, Steffan-Dewenter, & Tscharntke, 2002b; Wilby et al., 2006) to changes in land use.

Habitat homogenization through the use of exotic species (rubber tree) as shade trees did not affect the composition of folivore insect species. Although few folivore species are shared between the rubber agroforest and the other habitats, folivore species turnover among the traps was observed, and many rare species were present. In general, the colonization of an exotic plant is determined by the pool of potential colonizing insect species (Strong, Lawton, & Southwood, 1984). Additionally, the phylogenetic proximity between the exotic species and native flora is an important factor for insect colonization because of the intrinsic characteristics shared by the plant hosts (Agrawal & Kotanen, 2003). Only 14% of all tropical plant species produce latex (Lewinsohn, 1991), which is a distinct characteristic of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). This compound is associated with plant defense against herbivory, but herbivorous insects can circumvent latex toxicity (Agrawal & Konno, 2009), such as beetles of the family Curculionidae (Agrawal & van Zandt, 2003).


Habitat homogenization and percent canopy cover reduction changed the folivore guild community structure, although the folivore species composition was not affected. Folivore abundance and richness decreased between the native forest, a naturally heterogeneous habitat, and the CTCS and rubber agroforest. The folivore insect diversity usually increases with an increase in leaf availability, plant richness and abundance (Basset, Novotny, Miller, & Kitching, 2003; Neves, Sperber, Campos, Soares, & Ribeiro, 2013) and host nutritional quality (Awmack & Leather, 2002; Cornelissen & Stiling, 2006). In addition to the effect from the decrease in canopy cover, the lower folivore richness in the rubber agroforest may have resulted from the loss of certain insect taxa, which was observed for folivore insects of the family Chrysomelidae. This family is usually found at high richness and abundance in the canopies of tropical forests (Basset et al., 2003; Neves et al., 2013), but individuals belonging to this family were not sampled in the rubber agroforest. Huang, McAuslane, & Nuessly, (2003) found that latex has an inhibiting effect on chrysomelid beetles when applied to the surface of the leaf of its preferred host. The chrysomelids depend on the nutritional quality of the host for both feeding and progeny success (Hatcher, Paul, Ayres, & Whittaker, 1994). Along with the reduction in resource quantity and quality, structurally simpler agroforest habitats exhibit higher temperature and lower relative humidity (Klein et al., 2002b; Bos et al., 2007a), which are conditions that limit the establishment and diversity of chrysomelid beetles (Zhou, Guo, Chen, & Wan, 2010). Therefore, the folivore guild is sensitive to changes in habitat quality, and a limited number of species at low densities are observed with habitat simplification.



The composition of sap-sucking insect species was similar between the native forest and CTCS and different in the rubber agroforest. This pattern may have resulted from the increase in density of individuals of the family Psyllidae in the rubber agroforest. This family has species described as forest "pests" for several crops, especially Eucalyptus monocultures (Halbert & Manjunath, 2004; Silva et al., 2010), mainly because of the biological characteristics of the species. Adult psyllids are typically jumpers that only fly short distances, a condition that demonstrates their low dispersal ability (Butignol & Pedrosa-Macedo, 2003). Moreover, psyllids exhibit high reproductive rates, and females lay dozens of aggregate eggs in each reproductive event (Butignol & Pedrosa-Macedo, 2003; Halbert & Manjunath, 2004). The high reproductive rate facilitates rapid adaptation to a new host and leads to physical damage to the crop leaves, such as curled and deformed leaf blades, by aggregate populations. Psyllids may also act as vectors of bacteria, viruses and fungi for the host (Munyaneza, 2010). Therefore, the high density of this family in the rubber agroforest supports the hypothesis that environmental homogenization increases the risk of population outbreaks of one or several species (Schroth, Krauss, Gasparotto, Aguilar, & vohland, 2000; Wilby & Thomas 2002; Bos, Steffan-Dewenter, & Tscharntke, 2007b) that may damage the rubber trees as well as the associated cacao.

We expected the sap-sucking insect community associated with the agroforest shaded by an exotic species (rubber tree) to be less diverse compared to the habitats with native species (Brandle, Kuhn, Klotz, Belle, & Brandl, 2008) because of its close associations with the host plants (Brodbeck, Mizell III, French, Andersen, & Aldrich, 1990). However, the sap-sucking insect richness and abundance was similar among habitats. We observed turnover and an increased frequency of species from one family of the sap-sucking guild. A different result was observed for the folivore guild, in which species abundance and richness loss occurred with simplification of the vegetation in agroforests. This pattern was observed in the increase in psyllid diversity in more homogeneous areas, especially in the rubber agroforests. Therefore, the CTCS play an important role in the conservation of sap-sucking insect community structure because species adapted to native forest conditions occur in the CTCS, despite its simpler structure.

Similar to the sap-sucking insects, xylophagous insect composition is similar between the native forest and CTCS and different between these habitats and the rubber agroforest. Although previous studies have demonstrated low host specificity in xylophagous insects (Hulcr, Mogia, Isua, & Novotny, 2007), the colonization success of these species is determined mainly by the close relationship between larval growth and development and host quality (Heijari et al., 2008, Michaud & Grant, 2010). Therefore, the presence of latex was most likely the factor responsible for the dissimilarity in the composition of xylophagous species associated with the rubber agroforest and other habitats. Moreover, the subfamily Scolytinae dominated rubber agroforest samples and represented over 75% of the richness and 88% of the abundance of this guild. Flechtmann, Ottati, & Berisford, (2001) found high scolytinid diversity associated with a Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) species and exotic Pinus (Pinaceae) species. The authors suggest that these insects appear to adapt quickly to exotic plants, regardless of phylogenetic proximity with the native flora.

The intensification of agricultural management positively affected the abundance of xylophagous insects. However, this effect was a result of processes related to the specific characteristics of the agroforests and biological characteristics of this group. An example is the selection of new hosts, where many xylophagous insects, mostly belonging to the subfamily Scolytinae, are attracted to volatile substances emitted by the plants (Ranger, Reding, Persad, & Herms, 2010). Additionally, the emission of volatile compounds is heightened when hosts are under certain types of stress, such as wounds (Kimmerer & Kozlowski, 1982). Cacao plantations shaded by agroforests undergo constant management through pruning (Deitenbach, Floriani, Dubois, & vivan, 2008), in which the wounds become a permanent source of attraction for this guild. The shade trees of the CTCS are also subject to pruning, and a progressive removal of individual trees, to increase light entrance into the cacao plantations (Johns, 1999; Sambuichi et al., 2012), was observed during field activities conducted in this study. Finally, the higher abundance of scolytinids associated with the rubber agroforest is most likely a result of latex extraction, where periodic stem wounds become an important additional source of volatile compounds emitted into the environment, thus increasing the attraction and recruitment of individuals to these sites (Ranger et al., 2010).

In contrast to the abundance, xylophagous species richness was higher in the CTCS and similar between the native forest and rubber agroforest. Many studies have reported that habitat homogenization facilitates the colonization of several resistant but highly abundant species (McKinney & Lockwood, 1999; Bos et al., 2007b). Therefore, we also warn that there is a potential risk of pests in rubber agroforests (Kangkamanee, Sittichaya, Ngampongsai, Permkam, & Beaver, 2011) because many species, especially of the subfamily Scolytinae, are known to cause economic damage to crops, including cacao (Oliveira & Luz, 2005). In addition to consuming the trunks, these species facilitate bacterial, fungal and viral infections in the hosts (Oliveira & Luz, 2005; Cruz et al., 2009) and can ultimately affect cacao yield.

Land-use intensification through habitat homogenization and simplification from using the exotic rubber tree as shade trees, has caused shifts in the community structure of the three herbivorous insect guilds examined in this study. Consequently, in addition to the direct effect on these species, probably the intensification of agricultural management have had negative effects on the biological interactions throughout the food chain (Tscharntke, Klein, Kruess, Steffan-Dewenter, & Thies, 2005; Gaba, Bretagnolle, Rigaud, & Philippot, 2014). Many of these effects have involved the interruption of biological processes that sustain ecosystem functioning, such as pollination, seed dispersal, pest control and parasitism (Schroth et al., 2000; Wilby & Thomas 2002; Tylianakis, Tscharntke, & Klein, 2006; Otieno et al., 2011).

We found that the CTCS represent an interesting strategy when compared with planting rubber agroforests, because they maintain the herbivorous insect community in a structure that is similar to what is found in native forests of the region, thus enabling the conservation of a significant portion of folivorous, sap-sucking and xylophagous insects. The simplification of the native forest into rubber agroforests was the main cause of the shift in herbivorous insect feeding guild community structure and composition. We also emphasize about the potential risk of local pest outbreaks in regions where cacao are shaded by rubber trees and discourage this practice.


We would like to thank the Dean of Research at the Federal University of Minas Gerais for partial financing of this work and for the manuscript translation support. We thank J. Lima for identification of plant species and H. Brant, R. Mello, F. Pacelhe and G. Monteiro for field help. We thank the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel for research grants awarded during the development of this study. Finally, we thank the Una Biological Reserve/ Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation for all the physical structure and logistical support. This work was in fulfilment for the master dissertation of SMAN, and was financially supported by Brazillian National Research Council, Minas Gerais Research Support Foundation and Bahia Research Support Foundation DTE0036/2013 (5334/2013).


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Samuel M. A. Novais *, Luiz E. Macedo-Reis, Wesley D. DaRocha & Frederico S. Neves

Laboratorio de Ecologia de Insetos, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 31270-901, Brazil;,,,

Recibido 07-V-2015. Corregido 15-I-2016. Aceptado 16-II-2016.
Description of structural characteristics of six plots in
the nine transects located in the three habitats (forest,
CTCS and rubber agroforest) with the respective geographic
coordinates (means [+ or -] SD)

                           Area       Average
Habitat         Transect   (ha)      height(m)      Canopy cover (%)

Native forest      1      18.515  10.6 [+ or -] 0.6    86 [+ or -] 2.3
                   1      18.515  11.5 [+ or -] 0.7  87.7 [+ or -] 1.1
                   1      18.515  11.2 [+ or -] 0.3  85.7 [+ or -] 1.0
CTCS               2        61    27.3 [+ or -] 1.1  63.2 [+ or -] 5.0
                   3       106    23.1 [+ or -] 2.7  71.5 [+ or -] 2.9
                   4       732    24.7 [+ or -] 2.5  65.3 [+ or -] 2.9
Rubber             4       732    11.6 [+ or -] 0.5  53.6 [+ or -] 3.8
agroforestry       5       136    12.7 [+ or -] 0.8  54.9 [+ or -] 0.7
                   6       104    12.7 [+ or -] 0.4    56 [+ or -] 3.6

Habitat         Transect     of Plants      Density of Plants

Native forest      1        21 [+ or -] 1.9  23.8 [+ or -] 2.2
                   1      28.7 [+ or -] 2.2  37.8 [+ or -] 4.5
                   1      17.3 [+ or -] 1.6  21.8 [+ or -] 2.6
CTCS               2       1.2 [+ or -] 0.2   1.2 [+ or -] 0.2
                   3       1.5 [+ or -] 0.2   1.7 [+ or -] 0.3
                   4       1.2 [+ or -] 0.2   1.2 [+ or -] 0.2
Rubber             4             1           2.8 [+ or -] 0.2
agroforestry       5             1           2.3 [+ or -] 0.2
                   6             1           2.3 [+ or -] 0.5

Habitat         Transect               Coordinates

Native forest      1      15[degrees]10'57" S-39[degrees]04'11" W
                   1      15[degrees]10'48" S-39[degrees]05'85" W
                   1      15[degrees]10'28" S-39[degrees]06'75" W
CTCS               2      15[degrees]18'42" S-39[degrees]04'98" W
                   3      15[degrees]18'24" S-39[degrees]09'30" W
                   4      15[degrees]18'03" S-39[degrees]07'85" W
Rubber             4      15[degrees]17'53" S-39[degrees]07'33" W
agroforestry       5      15[degrees]17'33" S-39[degrees]06'46" W
                   6      15[degrees]18'24" S-39[degrees]06'02" W

Morphospecies richness (Rich.) and abundance (Ab.) of
herbivorous insects (folivorous, sap-sucking and
xylophagous) sampled in two cacao agroforestry matrices and
Atlantic Forest in the municipality of Una, Southern Bahia

                                   FOREST      CTCS

         Guild/Taxon            Ric   Ab    Ric    Ab

Xylophagous /Coleoptera
Anobiidae                       17    44    10     56
Cerambycidae                     4     5    12     18
Curculionidae (Platypodinae)     5     8    15     32
Curculionidae (Scolytinae)      35    89    44    261
Chrysomelidae                   15    73     7     16
Curculionidae                   30    39    24     39
Elateridae                       4     4     4     4
Phasmidae                        1     1     0     0
Achilidae                        9    94     9     58
Aetalionidae                                 1     1
Cicadellidae                    20    51    33     58
Cicadidae                                    3     5
Cixiidae                                     1     1
Derbidae                                     1     1
Issidae                          1     1
Membracidae                                  4     4
Psyllidae                       10    17    25    150
Cydnidae                                     2     3
Lygaeidae                        4     4     3     13
Miridae                          1     1     1     1
Pyrrhocoridae                                1     1
Tingidae                                     1     1
Not identified                   4    11    11     27

TOTAL                           160   442   212   750

                                   RUBBER      TOTAL

         Guild/Taxon            Ric   Ab    Ric    Ab

Xylophagous /Coleoptera
Anobiidae                        4    13    24     113
Cerambycidae                     5    36    16     59
Curculionidae (Platypodinae)     6    10    18     50
Curculionidae (Scolytinae)      31    460   80     810
Chrysomelidae                    0     0    21     89
Curculionidae                    9    16    54     94
Elateridae                       1     1     9      9
Phasmidae                        0     0     1      1
Achilidae                        5     8    18     160
Achilixiidae                     1     1     1      1
Aetalionidae                                 1      1
Cicadellidae                    19    77    56     186
Cicadidae                        1     1     3      6
Cixiidae                                     1      1
Derbidae                                     1      1
Issidae                                      1      1
Membracidae                      1     1     5      5
Psyllidae                       22    216   46     383
Cydnidae                         1     1     2      4
Lygaeidae                        9    25    12     42
Miridae                                      2      2
Pyrrhocoridae                                1      1
Tingidae                                     1      1
Not identified                   8    26    16     64

TOTAL                           123   892   390   2 084

Generalized linear models (GLMs) built with the abundance
and richness of folivorous, sucking and xylophagous
herbivorous insects sampled in cacao agroforestry matrices
(CTCS and rubber) and Atlantic Forest in the municipality of
Una, Southern Bahia

    Response variable         variable     GL   Deviance      P

Abundance of folivorous     Canopy cover   1     69.15     * < 0.01
                            Matrix         2     21.55      * 0.04
Richness of folivorous      Canopy cover   1     45.32     * < 0.01
                            Matrix         2     13.82      * 0.02
Abundance of sap-sucking    Canopy cover   1     51.51      * 0.02
                            Matrix         2      7.52       0.7
Richness of sap-sucking     Canopy cover   1     23.92     * < 0.04
                            Matrix         2      2.19       0.25
Abundance de xylophagous    Canopy cover   1     110.53    * < 0.01
                            Matrix         2     100.91    * < 0.01
Richness of xylophagous     Canopy cover   1      0.85       0.41
                            Matrix         2     16.30     * < 0.02

All of the models followed a quasi-Poisson error distribution.* p
< 0.05.
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