A historical review of the studies of Neotropical tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) with special reference to their use in biodiversity and conservation

David Pearson

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Abstract

This review presents a detailed account and synthesis of studies of the family of tiger beetles (Cicindelidae) from the Neotropical region and their usefulness as a surrogate taxon. Information is included on their taxonomy, phylogeny, physiology, ecology, behavior and conservation. Using a model of historical development, this information is put into a context of what has been studied and what studies are most needed in the future to better understand, conserve and manage biodiversity in the Neotropics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalStudies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Bioindicator
  • Cicindelidae
  • Conservation
  • History
  • Surrogate
  • Tiger beetles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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