A workflow diagram for the proposed methods.
The process starts with setting up the plot (I) and planning the sampling according to seasonality at a given site (II). The field work includes arthropod sampling (III) and estimation of leaf area (IV, including visual or biomass based estimates and processing of leaf frames). Sampled arthropods are then processed (V), which includes the labelling and photographing of morphospecies, rearing, and the sending of material for taxonomic identification or DNA barcoding. Finally, the data are analysed (VI).