By Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere
This quantity offers a precis of the common historical past of the floor beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and over 2400 taxa) from North the United States north of Mexico. below each one taxon, the ecology, biology, dispersal strength, amassing thoughts and chosen references are given. The part on ecology contains the subsequent: altitudinal distribution, habitat, diel task and gregariousness. The part facing biology supplies information on seasonality, mating, gravid women or oviposition, tenerals, over-wintering, feeding, predation, parasitism and defence-mechanism. The part on dispersal energy, or the aptitude of dispersal, has been assessed while attainable utilizing 3 major standards: wing , flight information (including light-trapping observations) and different locomotory behavior. The part on amassing options presents the easiest technique of catch. The part references record the main suitable papers, with acceptable keywords, and an exhaustive bibliography facing the ordinary background 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 United States north of Mexico) which supplied nomenclatural and distributional info on North American flooring beetles
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Nocturnal; sheltering during the day in burrows dug in the soil, under logs and other debris. Biology. Seasonality: May-August. Predators: staphylinids. Defense-mechanism: when alarmed, the adult may feign death. Dispersal power. Brachypterous, incapable of flight. Slow runner. Strong burrower. Collecting technique. Turning debris. References. Lindroth, 1961 (natural history); Whitehead, 1970 (dispersal power); Richards, 1983 (biology); Fedorenko, 1996 (taxonomy). Amara (Amara) aenea (DeGeer, 1774) Ecology.
Moderate runner. Collecting techniques. Treading the soil with the feet; pitfall trapping. References. Lindroth, 1966 (natural history); Liebherr, 1994 (taxonomy). Agonum (Agonum) tenue (LeConte, 1854) Ecology. Lowlands, mountains, subalpine and alpine zones. Margins of eutrophic marshes and ponds; marshy borders of slow rivers; flood-plain forests, low deciduous forests, 38 André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière Sphagnum-bogs, beaver houses and dams. , Typha, Carex). Nocturnal; sheltering during the day under dead leaves, pieces of wood, stones, and in moss.
On roads); sheltering on cloudy or cool days under stones, dead leaves, and pieces of wood. Larval habitat: in the soil of gardens (Europe). Biology. Seasonality: January, MarchDecember. Gravids: mid-July (AB). Tenerals: May-August, rarely August. Adults found overwintering in fields; in the soil. Adult food: coccinellids and wireworms (in the field); grass seeds, curculionid larvae, and lepidopterous eggs (in captivity). Predators: toads. Parasites: dipterous larvae. Dispersal power. Macropterous.