Staphylinidae and Carabidae overwintering in wheat and sown wildflower areas of different age.

@article{Frank2004StaphylinidaeAC,
  title={Staphylinidae and Carabidae overwintering in wheat and sown wildflower areas of different age.},
  author={Thomas Frank and Birgit Reichhart},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={209-17}
}
Species richness and abundance of staphylinid and carabid beetles overwintering in winter wheat fields and 1- to 3-year-old wildflower areas were investigated during 2000/2001 on 16 study sites in Switzerland. Abundance and species richness of overwintering staphylinids significantly increased with successional age of the wildflower areas and were always higher in older wildflower areas than in winter wheat. A similar but less distinct pattern was observed for the abundance and species richness… CONTINUE READING