W. M. ElSayed and K. Nakamura

Abundance, diversity and distribution of the ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a satoyama valley in Kanazawa, Japan, with special reference to the body size and feeding categories.

Number: 205, Pages: 1 - 19

Satoyama, the rural landscape in Japan , consisting of mosaic of different habitats, is a key to biodiversity conservation in Japan. The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Ca­rabidae) were captured using pitfall traps from four habitat types, including banks of paddy fields, edges of secondary oak forests, grasslands and wetland from a "satoyama" valley within Kanazawa University's Campus, Kanazawa, Japan. In total, 1961 specimens of 55 species from 24 genera, 15 tribes and 10 subfamilies were collected in 2007–2008. The species richness, breadth of trophic levels, ubiquitous distribution, and preference to different habitats of ground beetles were investigated.

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