Download e-book for kindle: A Natural History of the Ground-Beetles (Coleoptere: by Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere

By Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere

This quantity offers a precis of the average heritage of the floor beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and over 2400 taxa) from North the US north of Mexico. lower than every one taxon, the ecology, biology, dispersal strength, gathering strategies and chosen references are given. The part on ecology contains the next: altitudinal distribution, habitat, diel job and gregariousness. The part facing biology supplies info on seasonality, mating, gravid adult females or oviposition, tenerals, over-wintering, feeding, predation, parasitism and defence-mechanism. The part on dispersal energy, or the aptitude of dispersal, has been assessed whilst attainable utilizing 3 major standards: wing , flight information (including light-trapping observations) and different locomotory conduct. The part on accumulating concepts presents the easiest technique of catch. The part references checklist the main correct papers, with acceptable keywords, and an exhaustive bibliography facing the average heritage of North American Carabidae can also be supplied. This paintings follows the "Catalogue of Bousquet and Larochelle" (1993), "Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera: Trachypachydae, Rhysodidae, Carabidae together with Cicindelini of the US north of Mexico) which supplied nomenclatural and distributional details on North American floor beetles

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Moderate runner. Collecting techniques. Pitfall trapping; turning stones. References. Lindroth, 1945, 1955a, 1963a, and 1968 (natural history); Schmoller, 1970 (biology); Forsskåhl, 1972 (biology); Lindroth, 1986 (natural history); Luff, 1993 (biology). A natural history of Carabidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico 41 Amara (Zezea) angustata (Say, 1823) Ecology. Lowlands, mountains, subalpine and alpine zones. , apple), open woodlands, and upper zone of river banks and lake shores. , Poa).

Pitfall trapping; turning stones. Reference. Lindroth, 1968 (natural history). Amara (Amara) ciudadensis (Bates, 1891) Natural History. Unknown. Amara (Amara) coelebs Hayward, 1908 Ecology. Lowlands, mountains, and subalpine zone. , corn, wheat), and sand pits. , grass, Artemisia). Nocturnal; sheltering 46 André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière during the day under stones, pieces of wood, and other debris. Biology. Seasonality: March-April, June, August-October. Tenerals: mid-July (AB, MB). Dispersal power.

Mostly nocturnal; usualy sheltering during the day under stones or under the basal leaves of dandelions (Taraxacum). Biology. Seasonality: April-September. Tenerals: early July (BC). Dispersal power. Macropterous, probably capable of flight. Moderate runner. Collecting techniques. Turning stones; pitfall trapping. Reference. Lindroth, 1968 (natural history). A natural history of Carabidae (Coleoptera) of America north of Mexico 47 Amara (Amara) convexa LeConte, 1848 Ecology. Lowlands, mountains, subalpine and alpine zones.

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