Being predaceous insects, the carabid beetles are believed to play an important role in the control of insect pests (Scherney 1957 and 1959, Hughes 1959, Wright, Hughes and Worral 1960, Mitchell 1963). The currant interest in biological control against noxious insects requires a complete understanding of the organisms being used. The aim of this paper was to compile a list of data on the food of the genus Chlaenius, from the literature and observations in the laboratory.
"A World List of Prey of Chlaenius (Coleoptera: Carabidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist, vol 7
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