Home | My Profile | Contact Us
Research Trends Products  |   order gateway  |   author gateway  |   editor gateway  
Register | Forgot Password

Author Resources
 Author Gateway
 Article submission guidelines

Editor Resources
 Editor/Referee Gateway

 Regional Subscription Agents/Distributors
Trends in Entomology   Volumes    Volume 16 
The beetle (Coleoptera) fauna of an abandoned exercise field in south Sweden
Germund Tyler
Pages: 19 - 30
Number of pages: 12
Trends in Entomology
Volume 16 

Copyright © 2020 Research Trends. All rights reserved

Species diversity and composition of the Coleoptera (beetle) fauna in a recently abandoned military exercise field in south Sweden was studied during sixteen years. The sixteen square km large area contained deciduous wood (mainly Fagus and Carpinus), shrubland, open ground, and pastures. Beetles were captured using three different methods: pitfall trapping, striking of foliage, and sweep bag collection, giving clearly different results. Most species caught in pitfall trapping belonged to the Carabidae, but many species of Staphylinidae, and Silphidae were found as well. Foliage striking of individual trees and shrubs not only gave many species of the Curculionidae, but also of Cantharidae and Elateridae. The highest species diversity was found in Salix aurita. Sweep bag collection resulted in a great variety of beetles, belonging to many families, especially to Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae and Apionidae. This mode of collection was often carried out in such a way that affinity for individual plant species could be decided. It is concluded that land use is a decisive factor for the structure of the Coleoptera fauna, definitely more important than, e.g. climate change.
View Full Article  


Buy this article
Buy this volume
Subscribe to this title
Shopping Cart

Quick Links
Search Products
Browse in Alphabetical Order : Journals
Browse by Subject Classification : Journals

Ordering Information Ordering Information
Downloadable forms Downloadable Forms