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 (kăr′ə-bĭd, kə-răb′ĭd)
Any of numerous chiefly dark-colored predaceous beetles of the family Carabidae that are often found under stones, logs, or piles of debris. Also called ground beetle.

[From New Latin Cārabidae, family name, from Latin cārabus, crustacean, from Greek kārabos, horned beetle, crayfish.]

car′a·bid adj.


(Animals) any typically dark-coloured beetle of the family Carabidae, including the bombardier and other ground beetles
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Carabidae
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin cārabus a kind of crab (name applied to these beetles)]
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Despite Thiele's (1977) conclusion that most forest carabid species preferred darkness and moist conditions, we found only a few were common near logs.
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Influence of prescribed fire on carabid beetle (Carabidae) and spider (Araneae) assemblages in forest litter in southwestern Oregon.
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1, correlates negatively with spiders, carabid ground beetles and staphylinid rove beetles in the no-till soybean/corn field.
higher numbers of fire ants, rove beetles, and carabid beetles were captured using pitfall traps in plots covered with killed-cover crop (Jackson & Harrison 2008).
It is noteworthy that already carabid species have been observed and considered voracious consumers of C.
In addition, at this time we never found dead or injured Floridobolus in the approximately 100 traps containing large carnivorous carabid beetles, Pasimachus strenuus LeConte, or in about 30 traps containing very large lycosid spiders, Hogna osceola (Gertsch and Wallace).
The predators/ herbivores ratio of carabid species was calculated using the characterisation of species by [24].
The Australian species of the Carabid genus Perileptus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae).
Observations of carabid beetles, Helluomorphoides texanus, in columns of army ants and laboratory experiments on their behavior.
He said that except for a couple of insect groups, such as butterflies and carabid beetles, there has been little systematic recording of Cyprus' insect fauna.