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CARABIDAE Latreille, 1802 (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Aepus marinus (Ström, 1783) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Agonum (Agonum) sexpunctatum (Linnaeus, 1758) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal view
Species    
Anchomenus dorsalis (Pontoppidan, 1763) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal view - close-up
Species    
Asaphidion des Gozis, 1886 (a genus of ground beetles)
Asaphidion curtum (a ground beetle), eg: Asaphidion curtum (a ground beetle) - Dorsal and ventral views (Asaphidion flavipes agg.) (a ground beetle), eg: (Asaphidion flavipes agg.) (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view
Genus 2 subtaxa 3 ident refs
Badister Clairville, 1806 (a genus of ground beetles)
Badister (Badister) bullatus (a ground beetle), eg: Badister (Badister) bullatus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal
Genus 4 subtaxa 4 ident refs
Bembidion Latreille, 1802 (a genus of ground beetles)
Bembidion (Metallina) properans (a ground beetle), eg: Bembidion (Metallina) properans (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Bembidion (Nepha) illigeri (a beetle), eg: Bembidion (Nepha) illigeri (a beetle) - Dorsal view Unidentified Bembidion (Unidentified Bembidion Ground Beetles), eg: Unidentified Bembidion (Unidentified Bembidion Ground Beetles) - Dorsal view
Genus 4 subtaxa 1 ident refs
Blemus discus (Fabricius, 1792) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Blethisa multipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) (a ground beetle) Species   2 ident refs
Brachinus Weber, 1801 (bombardier beetles) Genus   1 ident refs
BROSCINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles)
Broscus cephalotes (a ground beetle), eg: Broscus cephalotes (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view
Subfamily 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
Calathus (Calathus) cinctus Motschulsky, 1850 (a ground beetle)
Gravid female - dorsal view
Species    
Calathus (Calathus) fuscipes (Goeze, 1777) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal view
Species    
(Calathus melanocephalus sens. lat.) (L., 1758) (a ground beetle) Informal 1 subtaxon  
Calathus (Calathus) cinctus Motschulsky, 1850 (a ground beetle)
Gravid female - dorsal view
Species    
Calosoma inquisitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Caterpillar-hunter) Species   1 ident refs
CARABINAE Latreille, 1802 (a subfamily of ground beetles)
Abax parallelepipedus (a ground beetle), eg: Abax parallelepipedus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Amara (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Amara (Amara) aenea (Common Sun Beetle) - Dorsal view - lit from sides Carabus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Carabus (Eucarabus) arvensis (a ground beetle) - Dorsal Cychrus caraboides (Snail Hunter), eg: Cychrus caraboides (Snail Hunter) - Antero-dorsal view Loricera pilicornis (a ground beetle), eg: Loricera pilicornis (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Nebria (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Nebria (Nebria) salina (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Notiophilus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Notiophilus biguttatus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Poecilus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Poecilus cupreus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Pterostichus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Pterostichus (Platysma) niger (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view
Subfamily 38 subtaxa 32 ident refs
CICINDELINAE Latreille, 1802 (tiger beetles)
Cicindela (tiger beetles), eg: Cicindela campestris (Green Tiger Beetle) - Latero-dorsal view - close-up - in situ
Subfamily 2 subtaxa 4 ident refs
Cillenus lateralis Samouelle, 1819 (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Cymindis (Cymindis) macularis Mannerheim in Fischer von Waldheim, 1824 (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Dicheirotrichus obsoletus (Dejean, 1829) (a ground beetle)
Adult - dorso-lateral view - close-up
Species    
Drypta dentata (Rossi, 1790) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Dyschirius (Dyschirius) obscurus (Gyllenhal, 1827) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
ELAPHRINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles)
Elaphrus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Elaphrus (Elaphrus) cupreus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view
Subfamily 2 subtaxa 3 ident refs
HARPALINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles)
Demetrias (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Demetrias (Demetrias) atricapillus (a ground beetle) - Head and thorax - dorsal view Dromius (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Dromius quadrimaculatus (a ground beetle) - Dorsal view Harpalus (a genus of ground beetles), eg: Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) rufipes (Strawberry Seed Beetle) - Ventral Paradromius linearis (a ground beetle), eg: Paradromius linearis (a ground beetle) - Adult - dorsal view
Subfamily 6 subtaxa 1 ident refs
Laemostenus (Laemostenus) complanatus (Dejean, 1828) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Leistus Frölich, 1799 (a genus of ground beetles)
Leistus (Pogonophorus) spinibarbis (a ground beetle), eg: Leistus (Pogonophorus) spinibarbis (a ground beetle) - Ventral
Genus 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
Miscodera arctica (Paykull, 1798) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Omophron limbatum (Fabricius, 1777) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Ophonus (Metophonus) rufibarbis (Fabricius, 1792) (a ground beetle) Species    
Ophonus (Ophonus) ardosiacus Lutshnik, 1922 (a ground beetle)
Adult - dorsal view
Species    
Oxypselaphus obscurus (Herbst, 1784) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal view
Species    
Panagaeus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1775) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal
Species   1 ident refs
Panagaeus cruxmajor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Crucifix Ground Beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Paranchus albipes (Fabricius, 1796) (a ground beetle)
Dorsal view
Species    
Patrobus Dejean, 1821 (a genus of ground beetles) Genus   1 ident refs
Pelophila borealis (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle) Species   2 ident refs
Platynus assimilis (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle)
Top view
Species    
Pogonus Dejean, 1821 (a genus of ground beetles) Genus   1 ident refs
Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst, 1784) (a ground beetle) Species   1 ident refs
Unidentified Carabidae (Unidentified Ground Beetles, Tiger Beetles)
Dorsal view
Unidentified    

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ground Beetles of Ireland: http://www.habitas.org.uk/groundbeetles/index.html Ground Beetles of Ireland
Anderson, R., McFerran, D., & Cameron, A., 2000 Ground Beetles of Northern Ireland
Dawson, J.F., 1854 Geodephaga Britannica: a monograph of the carnivorous ground-beetles indigenous to the British Isles
Forsythe, T.G., 1987 Common Ground Beetles
Forsythe, T.G., 2000 Ground Beetles
Freude, H., Harde, K.W. & Lohse, G.A. (Eds.), 1976 Die Käfer Mitteleuropas. Band 2: Adephaga 1
Jeannel, R., 1941 Coléoptères Carabiques (2 vols)
The Carabid Crib: http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/carabidae-ground-beetles/ The Carabid Crib
Lindroth, C.H., 1974 Coleoptera: Carabidae
Lindroth, C.H., 1985 The Carabidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark, Part 1
Lindroth, C.H., 1986 The Carabidae of Fennoscandia and Denmark, Part 2
Luff, M.L., 2007 The Carabidae (ground beetles) of Britain and Ireland
Entomology: http://volny.cz/midge/ Entomology
Rotheray, G.E., 1989 Aphid Predators

Larvae

Luff, M.L., 1993 The Carabidae (Coleoptera) Larvae of Fennoscandia and Denmark

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 10 general literature references to CARABIDAE (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

CARABIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
COLEOPTERA
(beetles)
ADEPHAGA
(water and ground beetles)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 210 feeding and other relationships of CARABIDAE (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

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