The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of forest altitudinal zones of the eastern part of the Krušné hory Mts.
E. Kula, L. Purcharthttps://doi.org/10.17221/4641-JFSCitation:Kula E., Purchart L. (2004): The ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of forest altitudinal zones of the eastern part of the Krušné hory Mts. J. For. Sci., 50: 456-463.
By means of Sörensen’s index and Renkonen’s number, the differences in species composition and abundance of the ground beetles (Carabidae) were specified in 5 forest altitudinal zones (3rd, 5th–8th) and also the faunal similarity in the linking-up forest altitudinal zones. The entry of some species (Carabus coriaceus, Carabus violaceus, Pterostichus niger and Pterostichus oblongopunctatus) into higher altitudes was much more marked than is mentioned in hitherto published information. The objective of the present study was to explore the potential use of the ground beetles as an ancillary component of the geobiocoenological typological system.Keywords:
ground beetles; Carabidae; forest altitudinal zones; Krušné hory Mts.