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A Natural History of the Ground-Beetles (Coleoptere: - download pdf or read online

By Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere

ISBN-10: 1435644506

ISBN-13: 9781435644502

ISBN-10: 9546421650

ISBN-13: 9789546421654

This quantity presents a precis of the traditional heritage of the floor beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and over 2400 taxa) from North the USA north of Mexico. below every one taxon, the ecology, biology, dispersal strength, gathering recommendations and chosen references are given. The part on ecology contains the subsequent: altitudinal distribution, habitat, diel task and gregariousness. The part facing biology offers info on seasonality, mating, gravid women or oviposition, tenerals, over-wintering, feeding, predation, parasitism and defence-mechanism. The part on dispersal strength, or the aptitude of dispersal, has been assessed while attainable utilizing 3 major standards: wing , flight info (including light-trapping observations) and different locomotory conduct. The part on gathering options presents the easiest technique of seize. The part references checklist the main proper papers, with acceptable key terms, and an exhaustive bibliography facing the usual heritage of North American Carabidae is additionally 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 info on North American floor beetles

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Dispersal power. Macropterous. Frequent flier (to artificial lights at night). Regular in lakeshore drift material, which indicates flight ability. Moderate runner. Frequent climber (on trees). Collecting techniques. Pitfall trapping; turning stones; beating trees; turning drift material. References. Blatchley, 1910 (biology); Leng, 1915 (ecology); Lindroth, 1966 (natural history); Kirk, 1975c (dispersal power); Bouchard et al. 1998 (ecology, biology); Tinerella and Rider, 2001 (ecology). Agonum (Agonum) octopunctatum (Fabricius, 1798) Ecology.

Close to water. Open ground; soft, often floating, very wet soil covered mostly with moss carpets (Sphagnum), also Oxycoccus, Myrica, Carex). Nocturnal; sheltering during the day in the soaking wet moss (Sphagnum). Biology. Seasonality: March-November. Copulating pairs: July (QU). Gravids: early July (QU). Tenerals: July-August. Phoretic mites found on adult body. Dispersal power. Wing-dimorphic: brachypterous (mostly; incapable of flight) or macropterous. Occasional flier (to artificial lights at night).

Frequent in sea- and lakeshore drift material, which indicates flight ability. Moderate runner. Clearly effective as a colonist. Strongly favored by human activities. Collecting techniques. Pitfall trapping; turning stones; using window traps; light trapping; turning drift material. References. Lindroth, 1945, 1955a, 1963a, and 1968 (natural history); Frank, 1971b (biology); Kirk, 1975c (ecology, dispersal ° 1986b (biolopower); Sharova, 1981 (ecology); Lindroth, 1986 (natural history); Hurka, gy); Koch, 1989 (ecology); Luff, 1993 (biology) Will et al.

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