Przegląd Carabidae Polski. Część I. Wstęp oraz plemię Carabini
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The family of ground-beetles (Carabidae) is represented in Poland by approximately 500 species grouped into over 70 genera. The tribe Carabini comprises the largest species and is represented in the fauna of Poland by 30 species. They are grouped in 3 genera: Calosoma Web., Callisthenes Fisch, and Carabus L. The representatives of the genera Calosoma Web. and Callisthenes Fisch, are known predominantly from lowland parts of Poland and are inhabitants of forests and open agricultural areas. They are definitely beneficial and are considered the most efficient pest exterminators. Nearly 30 Polish species belonging to the genus Carabus L. inhabit a variety of habitats in both the lowland and mountain parts of the country. A few species of relatively narrow ranges of distribution are restricted in Poland to the higher parts of Carpathian Mountains or postglacial isolated localities in the country. All the spedes of Carabini inhabiting Poland are protected by law.