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Baltic Journal of Coleopterology
XVth Symposium of Polish Carabidologists
Tatra National Park 04-07.06.2017


Current issue: Volume 19, No. 2 (2019)

Densities of carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) larvae in agricultural land in north-east England

Martin Luff

Luff M. 2004. Densities of carabid beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) larvae in agricultural land in north-east England. Baltic J. Coleopter., 4 (1): 1 - 4.

Data are presented on the densities of soil-inhabiting carabid larvae in an agricultural environment in north-east England. Larval densities were lowest under grass plots, and greatest in an area of damp soil that was flooded during the winter. An adjacent field margin and damp woodland both had similar, moderately high, larval densities. Bembidion larvae were the most numerous, occurring in the summer. Clivina fossor larvae were found frequently throughout most of the year. Although Pterostichus larvae were numerous, they were mostly smaller species such as P. nigrita and P. strenuus. Amara larvae occurred locally in large numbers, but only for a short period of the year.

KeyWords : Coleoptera, Carabidae, larvae, population density, soil fauna

Martin Luff, School of Biology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, U.K.; email: martin.luff@newcastle.ac.uk

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