Ground beetles and rove beetles be associated with temporary ponds in England

Lott, Derek (2001) Ground beetles and rove beetles be associated with temporary ponds in England. Freshwater Forum, 17, pp. 40-53.

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Abstract

To date, research on the ecology and conservation of wetland invertebrates has concentrated overwhelmingly on fully aquatic organisms. Many of these spend part of their life-cycle in adjacent terrestrial habitats, either as pupae (water beetles) or as adults (mayflies, dragonflies, stoneflies, caddisflies and Diptera or true-flies). However, wetland specialist species also occur among several families of terrestrial insects (Williams & Feltmate 1992) that complete their whole life-cycle in the riparian zone or on emergent vegetation. There are 441 terrestrial invertebrate species which characteristically occur in riparian habitats along British rivers. Most of these species belong to two families of predatory beetles: the ground beetles (Carabidae) and the rove beetles (Staphylinidae). This paper describes the diversity of ground and rove beetles around ponds, summarises life-histories, hibernation strategies, and morphological and behavioural adaptions.

Item Type: Article
Title: Ground beetles and rove beetles be associated with temporary ponds in England
Personal Creator/Author:
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Lott, Derek
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 17
Page Range: pp. 40-53
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temporary ponds; Habitat; Insect larvae; Life cycle; Animal physiology; Aquatic insects; Adaptations; Animal morphology; Carabidae; Staphylinidae; England; Leicestershire
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Item ID: 4648
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2010 12:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:08
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4648

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