ground beetle

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Synonyms for ground beetle

predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects

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Consequently, our results show Carabids and rove beetles to be the most abundant beetles also in semi-coke heaps, their number per trap depends on climatic conditions during the sampling period.
Carabids are taxonomically well known, with relatively stable systamatics and their ecology has been widely studied due to their sensitivity to environment, and productive role in agriculture (Lovei and Sunderland, 1996).
The most commonly identified species was Harpalus pensylvanicus, a carabid beetle that was found in the feces of 11 bats (27.
Other species present on the island that are in a poor conservation status, include the carabids (Asaphidion delatorrei, Dicrodontus alluaudi, Pseudomyas dorasensis and Paradromius tamaranus).
On the other hand, it is interesting to note that carabids were collected in greater quantities in the pasture, contrary to the principle that the population of these insects is often negatively affected by grazing management practices (Rainio and Niemela, 2003.
Vascular plants as a surrogate species group in complementary site selection for bryophytes, macrolichens, spiders, carabids, staphylinids, snails, and wood living polypore fungi in a northern forest.
Predatory activity and spatial pattern: the response of generalist carabids to their aphid prey.
Other species of herbivores that spend a large proportion of their life cycles in cryptic locations are not susceptible to significant predation by carabids, staphylinids, and spiders but are susceptible to specialist natural enemies (Ramert & Ekbom 1996).
Essentially serving as woodland refugia, these sites are dominated numerically by tenebrionids, although the stabilized soils and accumulated humus and leaf litter contribute to habitats capable of supporting a great taxonomic array of carabids and scarabaeoids at all life stages.