carabid beetle


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Noun1.carabid beetle - predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insectscarabid beetle - predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Carabidae, family Carabidae - ground beetles
bombardier beetle - beetle that ejects audibly a pungent vapor when disturbed
calosoma - any beetle of the genus Calosoma
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The removal of salamanders had no significant effect on carabid beetle abundance (P = 0.295, F = 9.08), but there was a significant increase in carabid beeries in the centipede removal treatment (P < 0.0001, F = 9.08, mean = 1.35/plot) compared to controls (mean = 0.915/plot, Fig.
Amara alpina, the most northerly ranging of carabid beetle species, has been found at virtually every site where collecting has been undertaken.
Erwin of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., calls the aggregation "pretty exciting." He's seen larvae of a species of carabid beetle cooperating to attack another beetle's pupa that stands on end using a muscled anchor.
Forest management effects on carabid beetle communities in coniferous and broadleaved forests: implications for conservation.
Enriched fruit flies increased growth and survival in a wolf spider (Mayntz & Toft 2001) and supported a high egg production in a carabid beetle (Bilde et al.
Carabid beetle communities in biologically and conventionally farmed agroecosystems.
The influence of different types of grassland field margin on carabid beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) communities.
Additionally, Pasimachus elongatus, a carabid beetle that preys on larval and adult tenebrionids (Calkins and Kirk, 1974; Wise, 1985), was often captured beneath shrubs (50%, 41/82 captures) and in cactus (26%, 21/82), and may respond to the same abiotic cues used by darkling beetles or to high prey densities.
Prior to starting the first carabid beetle sampling, we placed a data logger (HOBO TidbiT v2; Onset Computer, Bourne, MA, USA) at the center of each site.