Possibilities for flight in the carabid beetle Nebria brevicollis (F.)

Abstract

The carabid beetle Nebria brevicollis (F.), despite being macropterous, has a very low flight potential. Only a few percent of the beetles has functional flight muscles, flight motivation is low, and the period favourable for flight is short. The inability to fly is caused mainly by arrested development of the flight muscles. Dispersers are formed only… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00378974

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@article{Nelemans1987PossibilitiesFF, title={Possibilities for flight in the carabid beetle Nebria brevicollis (F.)}, author={Mari{\"{e}lle Nelemans}, journal={Oecologia}, year={1987}, volume={72}, pages={502-509} }