Trellised ground beetle
Class: INSECTS (INSECTA)
Group: COLEOPTEROUS (COLEOPTERA)
Family: GROUND BEETLES (CARABIDAE)
Look: CARABUS CANCELLATUS ILLIGER, 1798
Category of protection: IV CATEGORY
International importance: No.
Length of a bug is 20-28 mm. Wing sheaths are convex, with chains of hillocks and ribs. Between each two longitudinal rows of poles on
wing sheaths no more than 5 intervals are distinguishable. Wing sheaths at a male with noticeable, at a female with strong cutting before top. Top
copper or bronze, seldom dark blue, dark green or bronze-black, 1st chlenik of short moustaches and often hip red.
Eurobaikal mesophilic look. Meets across all territory, but is more rare to Polesia.
The coniferous and deciduous forests, fields, meadows, are more rare boggy places and the small-leaved woods.
Spring look. Meets from April to September. Lays eggs in June-July. In 2 months young bugs appear. The imago winters. Bugs eat earthworms, slugs, insects and their larvae, caterpillars of Lepidoptera.
Number and tendency of its change:
Sometimes the ground beetle is numerous, but its number is reduced.
Major factors of threat:
Economic activity on fields.
The look is included in the 2nd edition of the Red List of Republic of Belarus (the II category). In the Berezinsky biospheric reserve and Bialowieza Forest is under protection of the reserved mode. Promotion of protection of a look and control of a condition of populations is necessary.
Originators: Hotko E.I.