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Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Ecology: Their Function and Diversity in Natural and Agricultural Habitats

Development and Characterization of Seven Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in Bembidion atrocaeruleum (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Body Size and Nutrition Intake Effects on Fecundity and Overwintering Success in Anchomenus dorsalis (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Influence of Intercropping Canola or Pea with Barley on Assemblages of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Assemblages in a Transgenic Corn–Soybean Cropping System

Influence of the Invasive Herb Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Assemblages

Vertical and Temporal Distribution of Carabidae and Elateridae in Flight Above an Agricultural Landscape

Effects of Riparian and Grassland Habitats on Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Assemblages in Adjacent Wheat Fields

Erratum: Harpalus rufipes (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Is Not Known from New York State

Carabidae Population Dynamics and Temporal Partitioning: Response to Coupled Neonicotinoid-transgenic Technologies in Maize

Distribution of Carabid Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Across Ecotones Between Regenerating and Mature Forests in Southwestern China

Two New Species of Calathus Bonelli (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalinae) from the Ethiopian Highlands

Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Diversity, Activity Density, and Community Structure in a Diversified Agroecosystem

Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Phenology, Diversity, and Response to Weed Cover in a Turfgrass Ecosystem

Habitat Preferences of Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Species in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota


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; class Insecta, order Coleoptera)

Major family of generally black, brown, or metallic beetles, whose size ranges widely, from 2 to 35 mm long. They are often flightless, with fused elytra. The legs are long and slender, and adapted for running; in some species they are specialized for digging. The mandibles are prominent. Most ground beetles are carnivorous, but some species feed on plant material. Many species are nocturnal, hiding under stones during the day. Tiger beetles (Cicindela species, which some authorities classify as a family, Cicindellidae) are thought to be the fastest-running land beetles, with speeds of almost 2.4 km per hour. Bombardier beetles (Brachinus species) deter attackers with puffs of caustic chemicals, dispelled audibly from the abdomen. There are 25 000 species, distributed world-wide.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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