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By Andre Larochelle, Marie-Claude Lariviere

This quantity offers a precis of the average heritage of the floor beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and over 2400 taxa) from North the US north of Mexico. below every one taxon, the ecology, biology, dispersal energy, gathering ideas and chosen references are given. The part on ecology includes the next: altitudinal distribution, habitat, diel task and gregariousness. The part facing biology provides 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 potential of dispersal, has been assessed while attainable utilizing 3 major standards: wing , flight facts (including light-trapping observations) and different locomotory behavior. The part on amassing concepts offers the simplest technique of catch. The part references checklist the main proper papers, with acceptable keyword phrases, and an exhaustive bibliography facing the normal 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 USA north of Mexico) which supplied nomenclatural and distributional details on North American flooring beetles

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Macropterous. Frequent flier (in the sunshine, at sunset; to artificial lights at night; into rotary traps). Frequent in lake- and seashore drift material, which indicates flight ability. Moderate runner. Occasional climber (on plants and trees). Clearly effective as a colonist. Strongly favored by human activities. Collecting techniques.

Amara (Bradytus) apricaria (Paykull, 1790) Ecology. Lowlands, mountains, subalpine and alpine zones. , corn, asparagus, wheat, oat, barley, flax, cabbage), grasslands, meadows, 42 André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière vacant lots, abandoned fields, lawns, golf courses, gardens, parks, courtyards, gravel pits, sand pits, sand dunes, roadsides, and forest clearings. , weeds and grass). , on roads); sheltering on cloudy or cool days under stones, dead leaves, and pieces of wood. Larval habitat: in the soil of gardens (Europe).

Moderate runner. Occasional climber (on trees). Moderately favored by human activities. Collecting techniques. Pitfall trapping; light trapping; using tanglefoot screens; beating trees. References. Blatchley, 1910 (ecology, biology); Lindroth, 1966 (natural history); Kirk, 1969 (natural history) and 1970 (dispersal power); Erwin, 1981 (natural history). Agonum (Agonum) pacificum Casey, 1920 Ecology. Lowlands and mountains. Brook margins and arroyo banks. Open ground; moist soil covered with some vegetation.

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