Lovei, "Body size inequality of carabids
along an urbanisation gradient," Basic and Applied Ecology, vol.
horridus captured in Morelos (Castro-Franco, 2002) remains of plants and insects were found, such as formicids, larvae, scarabeids and carabids
. Likewise, insects such as ants, coleopterans, larvae, lepidopterans and termites have been observed as components of the diet of S.
The diet of carabids
includes Collembola, earthworms, nematodes, slugs, snails, aphids, eggs and larvae of Diptera and Coleoptera, Lepidoptera pupae and seeds of herbaceous plants (Kromp, 1999; Holland & Luff, 2000; Holland, 2002; Tooley & Brust, 2002).
(Coleoptera) community change following prescribed burning and the potential use of carabids
as indicator species to evaluate the effects of fire management in Mediterranean regions.
Dates, locations, and number of carabids
However, less is known about smaller beetles, especially about coprophagous scarabaeids or zoophagous small carabids
in the hoopoe diet.
Agricultural intensification and biodiversity partitioning in European landscapes comparing plants, carabids
Environmental parameters and microspatial distribution of insects: a case study of carabids
in an alluvial forest.
The relative abundance of Coleoptera was the highest in the habitats with dense plant cover (III and IV), the number of carabids
and rove beetles per trap was also the highest in these habitats.
For example, scarabaeids were present at 63% and 64% volumes for the respective 28 May and 23 July samples; followed by the overlapping curculionids at 25% and 42% volumes for 23 and 31 July, respectively; and then carabids
at 40% and 65% volumes for 31 July and 9 August, respectively (Table 1).
and forest edge: Spatial pattern and edge effect," Forest Ecology and Management, vol.
Because of their significance as bioindicators and their role as agents of biological control of agriculture pests, carabids
have been extensively used to assess the impact of soil management on ground-dwelling arthropods in many crops (Minarro and Dapena, 2003).