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CARABIDAE (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Taxon Summary # images # photos # macrophotos Date Vice-county Country
Carabidae? Imago 10 10 21 May 2008 Clyde Islands Scotland
Carabidae? Imago 9 5 4 26 May 2008 South-west Yorkshire England


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Species Aepus marinus (Stroem, 1783) (a ground beetle)         1
Genus Agonum (a genus of ground beetles) 3 8 5    
Genus Asaphidion (a genus of ground beetles) 1   1   3
Genus Badister (a genus of ground beetles) 4 4     4
Species Blethisa multipunctata (L., 1758) (a ground beetle)         2
Genus Brachinus (bombardier beetles)         3
Subfamily BROSCINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles) 1 8 8   1
Genus Calathus (a genus of ground beetles) 2   9    
Species Calosoma inquisitor (L., 1758) (Caterpillar-hunter)         1
Subfamily CARABINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles) 40 126 82 2 33
Subfamily CICINDELINAE (tiger beetles) 2 20     6
Species Cillenus lateralis Samouelle (a ground beetle)         1
Genus Cymindis (a genus of ground beetles) 1        
Species Cymindis macularis (Fischer von Waldheim, 1824) (a ground beetle)         1
Species Dicheirotrichus obsoletus (Dejean, 1829) (a ground beetle)   9 2    
Species Drypta dentata (Rossi, 1790) (a ground beetle)         1
Genus Dyschirius (a genus of ground beetles) 1        
Species Dyschirius obscurus (Gyllenhal, 1827) (a ground beetle)         1
Subfamily ELAPHRINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles) 2 4 12   3
Subfamily HARPALINAE (a subfamily of ground beetles) 6        
Genus Demetrias (a genus of ground beetles) 2   2   1
Genus Dromius (a genus of ground beetles) 2 5 1    
Genus Harpalus (a genus of ground beetles) 2 19 3    
Species Laemostenus complanatus (Dejean, 1828) (a ground beetle)         1
Species Lasiotrechus discus (F.) (a ground beetle)         1
Genus Leistus (a genus of ground beetles) 2 13 2   1
Species Miscodera arctica (Paykull, 1798) (a ground beetle)         1
Species Omophron limbatum (F., 1777) (a ground beetle)         1
Species Panagaeus bipustulatus (F., 1775) (a ground beetle)     6   1
Species Panagaeus cruxmajor (L., 1758) (Crucifix Ground Beetle)         2
Genus Patrobus (a genus of ground beetles)         1
Species Pelophila borealis (Paykull, 1790) (a ground beetle)         2
Genus Pogonus (a genus of ground beetles)         1
Genus Stenolophus (a genus of ground beetles) 1        
Species Stenolophus mixtus (Herbst., 1784) (a ground beetle)         1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ground Beetles of Ireland: 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: 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: Entomology
Rotheray, G.E., 1989 Aphid Predators


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

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 10 general literature references to CARABIDAE (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

CARABIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(water and ground beetles)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 206 feeding and other relationships of CARABIDAE (ground beetles, tiger beetles)

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