Poecilus cupreus (Linnaeus, 1758),

Chapman, Anna Nicola, 2014, The Influence of Landscape Heterogeneity - Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Fthiotida, Central Greece, Biodiversity Data Journal 2, pp. 1082-1082: 1082

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.2.e1082

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scientific name

Poecilus cupreus (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Poecilus cupreus (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Distribution

Europe, Asia Minor, Central Asia and Siberia ( Arndt et al. 2011).

Notes

It may be found in woodland, arable land, meadows, pastures and alfalfa fields. It is one of the most common carabid species of agricultural land in Central Europe. It feeds on species of Arachnida  , Acari  , Staphylinidae  , Thysanoptera  , Aphidoidea  , other Hemiptera  species, Cantharidae  , Coccinellidae  , Chrysopa  and Lepidoptera  larvae ( Thiele 1977). In this study it was found in the cotton field in the homogeneous area (n = 1), the maize field in the heterogeneous area (n = 47), the maize field in the homogeneous area (n = 2) and the olive grove in the heterogeneous area (n = 1).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Carabidae

Genus

Poecilus