ground beetle


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ground beetle

Any of several families of beetles that are primarily found on or near the ground. Milly screamed and ran across the back yard after she overturned a stone and disrupted a group of ground beetles.
See also: beetle, ground
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Effect of pitfall trap type and diameter on vertebrate by-catches and ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and spider (Araneae) sampling.
Ground beetles habitat is a permanent area of vegetated land, field edges, marginal lands or selected areas within a crop field.
The research by Stevens Institute of Technology Professor Athula Attygalle and his research student, Xiaogang Wu, report for the first time that some ground beetles produce the natural repellent limonene as their major defensive chemical.
However, beneficial species such as predaceous carabid, or ground beetles (House and All, 1981; House and Stinner, 1983) and spiders (House and Parmelee, 1985) may also increase.
The earliest reference of this ground beetle in Louisiana sugarcane was by Negm & Hensley (1969), but these authors do not indicate if the specimens they reported were adults or larvae.
Ground beetles are ubiquitous and common in both rural and urban areas, where the larger beetles are often mistaken for cockroaches.
Diversity and dominant species of ground beetle assemblages (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in crop rotation and chemical input systems for the Northern Great Plains.
Rare ground beetle scybalicus oblongiusculus and weevil sitona cinerascens were found on a derelict oil refinery plot at Canvey Island, Essex.
If you are in need of a half-hour dose of sunlight, consider finding a friendly ground beetle and saying 'hello.
The team will next use their ground-breaking technique to analyse other important predators such as the ground beetle, whose prey include slugs - the most damaging of crop pests in Europe.
Effects of riparian and grassland habitats on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in adjacent wheat fields.
From the large ungainly ground beetle to the much adored ladybug (ladybird beetles), or ferocious soldier or tiger beetles, some of these bugs make dependable allies.
The team is also using the techniques they have developed to analyse other important predators, such as the ground beetle, whose prey include slugs - the most damaging of crop pests.
Allowing longer grass to grow around the margins of fields, either under hedges or next to fences, helps to create a beneficial environment for lots of predators including the ground beetle whose diet includes slugs, a real problem in most crops.