A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GROUND BEETLES
(Coleoptera: Carabidae) OF AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO
by André Larochelle & Marie-Claude Larivière
2003, 584 pages. Treats over 2,400 taxa. Provides ecology, biology, dispersal power, collecting techniques, and selected referenced for each taxon. For ecology – covers altitudinal distribution, habitat, day/night activity, gregariousness. For biology – covers seasonality, mating, gravid females or oviposition, tenerals, overwintering, feeding, predation, parasitism, defense mechanism. For dispersal power – covers wing condition, flight data, other locomotion habits. For collecting techniques – discusses the best method of capture. References cite most relevant papers, with appropriate key words. This work also contains an exhaustive bibliography. Hardcover; 6-3/4 x 9-1/2″.
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