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.
The Australian species of the Carabid genus Perileptus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae).
A field experiment on the effectiveness of spiders and carabid beetles as biocontrol agents in soybean.
Planned efforts include an assessment of less common beetle taxa, and collections of free-ranging beetle larvae to distinguish between resident and transient species of carabids, scarabaeoids, and tenebrionoids.
In the 1980s, Henrik Wallin and Daniel Mascanzoni, both at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, modified a skier-rescue system to track individual carabid beetles.
In summer numerous beetles were eaten, including scarabeids, carabids, and chrysomelids.
The crush of carabids prevents the pupa from flexing to whack them.
AFROM your description it sounds as if you have been seeing ground beetles, otherwise known as carabids.
However, the relative density of specimens varied between yr with 86% of the carabids specimens recovered during 2007 as compared to 2008 (14%).
Pitfall trap sampling of tropical carabids (Carabidae: Coleoptera)-evaluation of traps, preservatives and sampling frequency.
They may also prove fatal to beneficial beetles such as carabids (the scuttling black ones) which eat a lot of slugs and other pests.
For example, Troetschler (1983) recorded that isopods, earwigs, tree crickets, and carabids were directly killed by malathion bait sprays.