volume 167, issue 8, P741-754 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12804
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Bas Allema, Lia Hemerik, Walter A.H. Rossing, Jeroen C.J. Groot, Joop C. van Lenteren, Wopke van der Werf

Abstract: Abstract Carabid beetles are common predators of pest insects and weed seeds in agricultural systems. Understanding their dispersal across farmland is important for designing farms and landscapes that support pest and weed biological control. Little is known, however, about the effect of farmland habitat discontinuities on dispersal behaviour and the resulting redistribution of these beetles. We released 1,985 well‐fed and 1,680 food‐deprived individuals of the predatory carabid beetle Pterostichus melanarius…

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