Guseva O.G., Koval A.G. 2020. Flight activity of rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in the agricultural landscape in the Leningrad Region // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.2: 153–156 [in English].

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.2.05

ABSTRACT. This paper presents the study of the flight activity of rove beetles by window traps in the different biotopes of agricultural landscape in the Leningrad Region. We found 50 rove beetles species of 30 genera in the fields and on the field margins as a result of window trapping. Flight intensity was high among Atheta laticollis (Steph.) (18.7% of the total number of collected specimens), Amischa analis (Grav.) (15.5%), Philonthus addendus Sharp (10.6%) and Megarthrus nitidulus Kraatz (9.9%). The highest species diversity is recorded in the agrocenosis of spring rape and on the field margins. Window traps are a promising method for studying biodiversity and abundance of rove beetles.

KEY WORDS: agricultural landscape, biodiversity, species composition, window traps.

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