Man and the Ground Beetles
By no means the least important biotic factor confronting ground beetles in their various native ecosystems is Man himself. It therefore seems appropriate to follow the chapter on carabids and biotic factors with a consideration of the connections between this family and our own species. Nowhere has a comprehensive survey of the relevant literature yet appeared, which is one more reason for our devoting space to a topic that clearly warrants much closer attention in the future. Kulman (1974) has pointed out how little is so far known concerning the ecology of North American carabids, and gives a short survey of the investigations carried out in this region on biological control involving carabids.
KeywordsGipsy Moth Ground Beetle Potato Field Carabid Beetle Carabid Species
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