Biology of tiger beetles

David Pearson

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Abstract

Outlines general features of the systematics, biogeography (essentially worldwide), anatomy, genetics, ontogeny and physiology of the Cicindelidae. There follows a section on behaviour and natural history, noting the nature of the larval tunnel, larval and adult foraging (taking a wide range of arthropods, with some species scavenging), reproductive behaviour, antipredator behaviour, thermoregulation, activity periods in tropical (warm, moist seasons) and temperate (variable from spring to autumn) areas, and dispersal. A section on ecology considers physical factors (temperature and water loss being critical factors for adults), predation, competition and factor interaction. There are brief comments on beneficial and pest species. -P.J.Jarvis

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-147
Number of pages25
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Beetles
Scavenging
Physiology
Ecology
beetle
Tunnels
Reproductive Behavior
pest species
thermoregulation
Arthropods
Body Temperature Regulation
reproductive behavior
Natural History
ontogeny
biogeography
anatomy
arthropod
physiology
Water
Anatomy

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Pearson, D. (1988). Biology of tiger beetles. Unknown Journal, 123-147.

Biology of tiger beetles. / Pearson, David.

In: Unknown Journal, 01.01.1988, p. 123-147.

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Pearson, D 1988, 'Biology of tiger beetles', Unknown Journal, pp. 123-147.
Pearson D. Biology of tiger beetles. Unknown Journal. 1988 Jan 1;123-147.
Pearson, David. / Biology of tiger beetles. In: Unknown Journal. 1988 ; pp. 123-147.
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