511 pages, Col photos, illus, tabs, distrib maps
The ground beetle genus Carabus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) is one of the most intensively studied groups of insects. For more than 200 years a huge amount of data has been accumulated on taxonomy, biology, phylogeny, ecology and biogeography. An international team of scientists is now completing a monograph on Carabus. From the start in 1989, the aim of the project was to present a complete European summary, combining data from both Western and Eastern Europe. The results are presented here.
1. Introduction (H. Turin, L. Penev & A. Casale) - SPECIAL PART- 2. checklist of the European species (A. Casale, & B. Brezina) - 3. Keys to the adults (A. Casale & O.L. Kryzha novskij) - 4. Keys to the larvae (E. Arndt & K. Makaro v) - 5. Species accounts (H. Turin, L.Penev, A. Casale, E. Arndt, Th. Assmann, K. Makarov, D. Mossakowski & G. S zel) - GENERAL PART - 6. Biology and ecology (Th. Assmann) - 7. Phylogeny (E. Arndt, M. Brueckner, M. Marciniak, D. Mossakowski & F. Prueser) - 8. Biogeography (L. Penev, A. Casale & H. Turin) - 9. Conservation biology (Th. Assmann) - 10. Concluding remarks (H. Turin, A. Casale & L. Penev)
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