Certain species of insects appear to be better adapted by virtue of their particular strategy to survive disruption of the habitat than do others sharing the same area. Bembidion impotens, a carabid beetle, was especially successful in rapidly recolonizing a defaunated stream shore and in maintaining a relatively high population when the habitat was subjected to normal but severe disruption.
Holeski, Paul M.
"Possible Colonization Strategies of Some Carabid Beetles Inhabiting Stream Shores (Coleoptera: Carabidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 17
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol17/iss1/1