Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 861-866
Published online 2015-06-28

Carabid Beetles (Carabidae) in an Abandoned Quarry Near Čelechovice na Hané

Pavla Šťastná, Lucie Nováková

Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Between 2012 and 2013 a research of carabid beetles was performed in an abandoned quarry Státní lom (Čelechovice na Hané). Capturing was conducted at three plots with early succession and at three plots with advanced succession using formaldehyde pitfall traps. In total, 42 species in the total number of 867 specimens were collected at all plots in both years. Overall eurytopic species prevailed. Among the major species, the following were detected Cylindera germanica (VU), Carabus irregularis (NT), C. scheidleri, and C. ullrichii. The quarry is mostly colonized by species preferring open habitats. Species that require unshaded habitats and species indifferent to shading occurred especially on the quarry terraces and on its outskirts. Species requiring shaded habitats, typically forest species, were found in the vicinity of the quarry and inside the quarry where a lot of bushes were growing.


This study was supported by project of IGA MENDELU No. IP17/2012. We thank especially to Vladimír Hula, Lenka Frýželková, Jiří Mrtka, Lukáš Nytra for their help in the field and laboratory, Samuel Lvončík for his help with the phytocenological evaluation and Luboš Purchart (Brno), Pavel Moravec (Litoměřice) for their help with revision of morphologically difficult species. The authors thank to Zdeněk Laštůvka for his notes to the manuscript.


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