Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae)on set-aside fields in the Campine region and their importance for nature conservation in Flanders (Belgium)

@article{Desender2004GroundB,
  title={Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae)on set-aside fields in the Campine region and their importance for nature conservation in Flanders (Belgium)},
  author={Konjev Desender and Robert Bosmans},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={1485-1493}
}
Three set-aside fields of arable land on sandy soil in the Campine region of Flanders (Belgium), differently managed for nature conservation purposes, were sampled for their carabid beetle fauna during a complete year cycle by means of pitfall traps. About 3650 ground beetles belonging to 53 species were obtained. Besides this remarkably high diversity, no less than 11 Red data book species for Flanders were found. These species include three rare, two near- threatened, three vulnerable, two… CONTINUE READING