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Journal Article

Pitfall Trapping as a Method for Studying Populations of Carabidae (Coleoptera)

P. J. M. Greenslade
Journal of Animal Ecology
Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun., 1964), pp. 301-310
DOI: 10.2307/2632
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2632
Page Count: 10
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Pitfall Trapping as a Method for Studying Populations of Carabidae (Coleoptera)
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Abstract

Pitfall trapping is reviewed as a sampling method for Carabidae. Catches are determined primarily by the size of the population at risk and the level of locomotor activity but species may show differential susceptibility to trapping according to size, behaviour, and the strata in which they are active in the ground vegetation. Catches of a single species may vary in different types of ground cover depending on the resistance they present to horizontal movement. These observations severely restrict the number of cases in which it is permissible to make quantitative comparisons between the catches of different pitfall traps.

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