Aspects of hedge management and their effects on hedgerow fauna.
The arthropod fauna of nine hedgerows subject to three management categories was sampled in Hampshire, U.K. with supporting data from hedges in Northumberland, U.K. The categories were cut, uncut and remnant.
Phytophagous species, especially the Psyllidae and the larvae of Lepidoptera and Tenthredinidae were significantly more abundant on the remnant hedges.
The cut hedges had a greater number of taxa than the other two types but the most obvious difference between them was the high number of Psyllidae on the remnant hedges.
The cut hedges had the highest faunal diversity and the ranking of the hedge types was the same for the three diversity indices used. The way hedge management could affect the arthropod fauna is discussed.