By Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere
This quantity presents a precis of the usual historical past of the floor beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and over 2400 taxa) from North the US north of Mexico. less than every one taxon, the ecology, biology, dispersal energy, amassing strategies and chosen references are given. The part on ecology contains the next: altitudinal distribution, habitat, diel task and gregariousness. The part facing biology supplies information on seasonality, mating, gravid adult females or oviposition, tenerals, over-wintering, feeding, predation, parasitism and defence-mechanism. The part on dispersal strength, or the aptitude of dispersal, has been assessed whilst attainable utilizing 3 major standards: wing , flight facts (including light-trapping observations) and different locomotory behavior. The part on gathering strategies presents the easiest technique of trap. The part references checklist the main suitable papers, with applicable keyword phrases, and an exhaustive bibliography facing the typical historical past of North American Carabidae can 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 details on North American floor beetles
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Seasonality: March-September. Tenerals: May-September. Dispersal power. Macropterous, probably capable of flight. Moderate runner. Reference. Hieke, 1994 (taxonomy) Amara (Curtonotus) bokori Csiki, 1929 Ecology. Inundation area of a river with sandy soil (AK). Biology. Seasonality: AprilSeptember. Dispersal power. Macropterous, probably capable of flight. Reference. Lindroth, 1968 (natural history). Amara (Bradytus) browni Lindroth, 1968 Ecology. Summit of a steep escarpment, on more or less moist, clayish, bare soil (NT).
Rivard, 1964c (biology; as laticollis (LeConte)); Lindroth, 1968a and 1971a (natural history); Kirk, 1975c (natural history); Doane, 1981 (ecology, biology); Hieke, 1994 (taxonomy). H. Horn, 1892. Reference. Hieke, 1994 (taxonomy). Amara (Amara) chalcea Dejean, 1828 Ecology. Lowlands and mountains. Pastures, fields, and sand pits. , grass, weeds). Nocturnal; sheltering during the day under stones, dead leaves, and dry cow dung. Biology. Seasonality: JanuaryDecember. Tenerals: May (CT), August (ON).
Collecting techniques. Pitfall trapping; light trapping; using tanglefoot screens; sweeping or beating the vegetation; turning drift material; using window traps. References. Lindroth, 1945, 1955a, 1963a, and 1968 (natural history); Sharova, 1981 (ecology, biology); Erwin, 1981 (natural history); Lindroth, 1986 (natural history); Koch, 1989 (ecology). Amara (Amara) aeneopolita Casey, 1918 Ecology. Lowlands and mountains. , corn), vacant lots, and fencerows. Open ground; firm, rather dry soil composed of sand, clay or gravel, covered with some vegetation.
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