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Amara aenea (De Geer, 1774)

Synonym
  • Carabus aeneus Fabricius, 1775
  • Amara angustata Letzner, 1852
  • Amara cuprea Letzner, 1852
  • Amara (Amara) sincera Lutshnik, 1933
  • Amara devillai Jeannel, 1942
  • Amara devillei Jeannel, 1942
Vernacular Name
Common Sun Beetle
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Remarks
Detail
Amara (Amara) aenea DeGeer, 1774 E: AB AL AN AR AU AZi BE BH BU BY CR CT CZ DE EN FI FR GB GE GG GR HU IR IT KZ LA LS LT LU MA MC MD NL NR NT PL PT RO SK SL SP ST SV SZ TR UK YU N: AG Cl EG LB MO MR TU A: AF CY ES HP IN IQ IS JO KA KI KZ LE MG NP PA SY TD TM TR UP UZ WS XIN AFR NAR (Löbl, Smetana, 2003). Amara aenea is a ground beetle common in almost the whole Europe and Northern Asia. Its range covers also parts of Northern Africa. It is known as the common sun beetle. A. aenea adults are predators that eat other insects, such as the apple maggot and soybean aphid, which are considered pests by the agriculture industry. As such, this beetle is under study for use in integrated pest management. Larvae are omnivorous. The adults feed on the developing seed of Poa trivialis and smooth meadow grass Poa pratensis.
Book reference
  • Різун В.Б. Угруповання турунів (Coleoptera, Carabidae) вторинних ялинових лісів Бескид (Українські Карпати) // Вісник зоології. – 2000. – Окремий випуск №14, частина 1. – С.67-78.
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  • Сметанин А.Н. Хищные жуки-жужелицы и стафилиниды заповедника "Тростянец". – К.: Наукова думка, 1981. – 72 с.
Experts
  • Volodymyr RIZUN, Dr, e-mail: rizunv@ukr.net

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Coleoptera
Carabidae
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