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A natural history of the ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of America north of Mexico.
By Larochelle and Larivière.
Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria. 584 pp., 2003
ISBN: 9781435644502
Cite: 598230 with citation markup [cite:598230]
Larochelle, A. and M.C. Larivière. 2003. A natural history of the ground-beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of America north of Mexico. Pensoft Publishers, Bulgaria. 584 pp.

Treats over 2,400 taxa.

Provides ecology, biology, dispersal power, collecting techniques, and selected referenced for each taxon.

+For ecology - covers altitudinal distribution, habitat, day/night activity, gregariousness.
+For biology - covers seasonality, mating, gravid females or oviposition, tenerals, overwintering, feeding, predation, parasitism, defense mechanism.
+For dispersal power - covers wing condition, flight data, other locomotion habits.
+For collecting techniques - discusses the best method of capture.

References cite most relevant papers, with appropriate key words. This work also contains an exhaustive bibliography.

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