Université de Fribourg

Density and nutritional condition of carabid beetles in wildflower areas of different age

Frank, Thomas ; Kehrli, Patrik ; Germann, Christoph

In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 2007, vol. 120, no. 2-4, p. 377-383

Density and nutritional condition of the five carabid beetle species Agonum mülleri, Anchomenus dorsalis, Anisodactylus binotatus, Pterostichus vernalis and Poecilus cupreus was studied. Carabids were caught in sixteen 1–4-year-old wildflower areas, identified and counted, their nutritional condition was calculated and calculations were related to habitat...