Vikhreva D.V.1, Zubrii N.A.1,2, Filippov B.Yu.1,2, Kovalev O.D.1 2019. [Impact of environmental factors on the population structure of ground beetles in city and suburban meadows of Arkhangelsk, Russia] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.1: 1–10 [in Russian, with English summary].
2 Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research Russian Academy of Science, Nab. Severnoi Dviny 23, Arkhangelsk 163000 Russia.
ABSTRACT. The main aim of the research was to define the environmental factors affecting the spatial structure of ground beetles (model taxa) in different meadow types in Archangelsk city and Lapominka settlement. The studies, conducted from May to September 2016 on six meadow sites, sampled 56 carabids species which showed that (1) there are no significant differences in the structure of Carabidae faunas and communities б-diversity, (2) differences in в-diversity of these communities are determined by soil litter temperature and illumination levels, and (3) due to haymaking, soil litter temperature and illumination levels are increased and dominant ground beetle species complex is changed.
KEY WORDS: Carabidae, Northern taiga, meadows, environmental factors, community structure.