Avtaeva Т.А., Kushalievа SH.А., Fominykh D.D. 2017. [Life cycles of ground beetles of the genus Carabus Linnaeus, 1758 under natural conditions in the Chechen Republic] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.4: 375–387 [in Russian, with English summary].
Academy of Sciences of the Chechen Republic, Esambaeva Prosp. 13, Chechen Republic, Grozny 364061 Russia.
The Chechen State Pedagogical University, Isaeva Prosp. 62, Chechen Republic, Grozny 364000 Russia.
Russian Entomological Society, Universitetskaya Nab. 1, Saint-Petersburg 199034 Russia.
ABSTRACT. The authors discuss the peculiarities of life cycles of 10 species of Carabus genus, based on material collected from 2009 to 2016 in 18 biotopes of the Chechen Republic. Biotopes are divided into: 1) «habitable» in which a life cycle is fully realized and 2) «transient» used by bugs as transitional. To identify habitable biotopes attention was paid to whether or not there were eggs, larvae or pupae. Amongst the species with spring-summer and summer reproduction, late summer and autumn reproduction, with one-year generation are species with repeated reproduction in the next cycle (recycling).
KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Carabus, life cycle, seasonal dynamics, endemics.