aeroplankton

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aeroplankton

[¦e·rō′plaŋk·tən]
(ecology)
Small airborne organisms such as insects.
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These concentrations could simply reflect the attraction of local dragonfly populations to concentrations of aerial plankton along the coast (Wright, 1945; Russell, 1994; Russell and Wilson, 1996), but their timing and species composition suggest that they may consist of or include long-distance migrants engaged in refueling stopovers (cf.
Wandering gliders specialize in tracking dense concentrations of aerial plankton entrained in mesoscale atmospheric convergence zones (Russell, 1994; Russell and Wilson, 1997), so massive flights reported for this species may not always pertain to migration in the strict sense.
Is it really surprising that some species of beetles with superior dispersal mechanisms, and which feed on aerial plankton or soil-dwelling insects, colonize deglaciated terrain before trees?
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