Guseva O.G., Shpanev A.M. 2019. Rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) on agrolandscape herbaceous vegetation in the Leningrad Region // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.4: 373–376 [in English].

All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelskogo 3, St. Petersburg, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.4.05

ABSTRACT. During the period from 2005 to 2019, 38 rove beetles species were collected by sweeping herbaceous vegetation in agricultural fields and at field margins of the Leningrad Region, Northwestern Russia. The highest species diversity is recorded on the grain crops and at field margins. Eleven of the collected species (29% of the total number of species collected by sweep sampling) were never collected by pitfall traps. Among them Stenus similis (Hbst.), frequently collected in herbaceous layer, mainly on perennial grasses and winter grain crops.

KEY WORDS: biodiversity, rove beetles, sweep netting, herbaceous vegetation, agrolandscape.

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