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for Brimleyana Vol. Issue 11, Oct 1985
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This study is the first attempt to inventory and evaluate the mammals associated with pocosins and Carolina bays. During a four-year period, forty species of mammals were trapped or observed in twelve North Carolina habitat types. Fires, storms, and certain man-related disturbances seemed to be influences on mammal density and diversity in pocosin communities.
This paper offers a taxonomic and ecological summary of all known species of Sympotthastia, a genus of non-biting midges in the insect family Chironomidae. Chironomid larvae occur in all types of aquatic or brackish waters. Species found in the Nearctic realm of North Carolina provide additional information on the larval stages of certain species.
The adult male and female, and immature stages, of Paracricotopus millrockensis are described from specimens collected in North Carolina and Georgia. This is a new species of Orthocladiinae, an insect subfamily of non-biting midges. The species has been found in small streams associated with stone substrates, and the larvae feed mainly on detritus and algae.
This study examined thermal stress among eleven species of Procellariiform seabirds taken off the North Carolina coast. All species possessed well-developed rete mirabile ophthalmicums and intercarotid anastomoses, both playing a role in regulating blood flow and brain temperatures during heat stress.
The trechines are a group of small carabid beetles that includes many species restricted to cool, moist microhabitats. In the Appalachian region, they are abundant in caves of the Unaka mountain province of western North Carolina and adjacent Tennessee. New species are described and illustrated from Camp Creek Bald, North Carolina/Tennessee.
Raccoons were studied in the North Carolina piedmont from 1975 to 1976 to determine if seasonal changes in body weight occur in a mid-latitude region. Weight changes in raccoons occurred later in North Carolina than in northern states and were less extreme. Differences in weight may reflect different foraging behaviors used in various climates and habitats.