Trapping methods and apparent commonness and rarity of small carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Leiodidae, Cholevinae)


  • Menno Schilthuizen Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden



Cholevinae, pitfall traps, beetle sampling, species abundance distributions


Generalised trapping methods are often used for unbiased sampling of specific taxa or guilds. Two previously unpublished data sets on small carrion beetles from the Netherlands show strikingly different species abundance distributions, which probably are largely the result of methods capturing different aspects of beetle activity.


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How to Cite

Schilthuizen, M. (2022) “Trapping methods and apparent commonness and rarity of small carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Leiodidae, Cholevinae)”, Fragmenta entomologica, 54(1), pp. 65–68. doi: 10.13133/2284-4880/490.



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