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Georgia Journal of Science

Abstract

Byers Cave is one of Georgia’s largest cave systems and is inhabited by a wide variety of unique invertebrate organisms that have not been documented or studied. From March 2008 through April 2010, baited ramp pit-fall traps and visual surveys were used to sample and document invertebrate species that live in this cave system. After three trapping periods and four visual surveys, we collected over 4,400 individuals comprising 13 orders, 29 families and 34 species. The majority of these species were troglophiles and trogloxenes; however, there were also numerous troglobitic species present.

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