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- SASAKAWA, Kôji
- Entomological science 2010 v.13 no.3 pp. 358-362
- Bidens pilosa; Carabidae; Digitaria ciliaris; Humulus; Moraceae; Tenebrio; adults; animals; carnivores; dietary supplements; eating habits; instars; laboratory rearing; larvae; larval development; mortality; omnivores; overwintering; seed predation; seeds; soil ecology; starvation; temperate zones
- ... Ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) are important components of soil ecosystems in temperate zones, but our knowledge regarding the ecology of many species is limited. This study examined larval food habits in the ground beetle Amara (Curtonotus) gigantea (Motschulsky) using laboratory-rearing experiments. Because this beetle is a member of the tribe Zabrini, which includes several species that ...