Effect of light quality on movement of Pterostichus melanarius (Coleoptera: Carabidae)



The aim of this project was to study the effect of red light on night time behaviour of Pterostichus melanarius (Coleoptera: Carabidae). An experiment was conducted in experimental arenas in the autumn of 2008. Beetles were recorded 20 min per hour during a period of 8 hours under red light, near infrared radiation and white light.
Date made available25 Nov 2014
PublisherWageningen UR
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands


  • insects
  • movement activity
  • movement behavior
  • movement speed
  • red light sensitivity
  • resting behavior
  • arable land
  • insect pests
  • natural enemies
  • predatory insects
  • predators
  • pterostichus melanarius
  • dispersal
  • movement
  • animal behavior
  • quantitative analysis
  • motility
  • modeling
  • methodology

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