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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Caraboidea — very many carabid beetles.


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Carabus +‎ -idae


  • Patterns in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in single-row hedgerows in a Danish agricultural landscape.

    Contributor: Lene Sigsgaard

  • Upland invertebrate species include gastropod molluscs and many species of insects belonging to the Carabidae, Gryllidae, Acrididae and the Forciculidae (beetle, grasshopper, cricket and earwig) families, of which more than 20 are endemic to the massif.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • *Note added later: Since I posted the picture of the beach beetle on, it has been identified as a Scarites sp. in the family Carabidae as I had suspected.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Evidence from feeding trials with the slug predator Pterostichus melanarius Coleoptera: Carabidae.

    Eat Tandonia

  • The carabid beetle Pterostichus melanarius Coleoptera: Carabidae is a predator of slugs.

    Eat Tandonia

  • Nitidulidae, Onthophagi, and minute Carabidae, being the most abundant.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • DARLINGTON WAS a museum curator and a taxonomist who specialized in the Carabidae, a family of Coleoptera commonly known as the ground beetles.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • He mailed it to the journal Ecological Monographs, in which it eventually appeared under the title “Carabidae of Mountains and Islands: Data on the Evolution of Isolated Faunas, and on Atrophy of Wings.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The Carabidae family encompasses about twenty thousand known species of mainly unspecialized, mainly predaceous beetles, abundant on all continents except Antarctica and on most islands.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Darlington noted the ratio between Cuba and Puerto Rico, at his upper and lower extremes, and remarked that “division of area by 10 divides number of species of Carabidae by 2.”

    The Song of The Dodo


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