Edited By: H Turin, L Penev, T Arndt and A Assmann
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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