Pterostichus

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Pterostichus
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Pterostichus anthracinus
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Pterostichus

Bonelli, 1810

Pterostichus is a very large genus of ground beetles with a Holarctic distribution in the subfamily Harpalinae. It has over 1,100 species. The beetles are predatory, but sometimes feed on strawberries. They can be found under rocks and prefer slightly moist, sandy soil although preferences differ between species.[1] Pterostichus contains the following species:[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bervoets, L; Int Panis, L; Verheyen, R.F. (1994). "Habitat preference and activity period of some carabid species (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in a heathland ecosystem based on a four day sampling period". Bull. Ann. Soc. R. Ent. Belg. 130: 115–118.
  2. ^ "Pterostichus Bonelli, 1810". Carabidae of the World. 2011. Retrieved 4 Jun 2013.
  3. ^ "Pterostichus Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. ^ "Pterostichus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  5. ^ "Browse Pterostichus". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  6. ^ Chaladze G, Kalatozishvili L, Janiashvili Z, Bakuradze G (2017). "Pterostichus neilgaimani sp. nov., a new species of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from relict sacred grove in Eastern Georgia". Zootaxa. 4329 (1): 091–095. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4329.1.6. ISSN 1175-5334. PMID 29242485. Retrieved 4 Oct 2017.