Canadian Forest Service Publications

Carabid assemblage of an urban woodlot in Sault Ste Marie, Canada. 2002. Pearce, J.L.; Schuurman, D.; Venier, L.A.; McKee, J.E. The Great Lakes Entomologist 35: 161 - 170.

Year: 2002

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 28826

Language: English

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We report on 41 species recorded from urban semi-natural woodland in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, including a description of the habitat in which each was found. Seven introduced species were recorded (Agonum muelleri, Amaralunicollis, Bembidion obtusum, Blemus discus, Carabus granulatus granulatus, Clivina fossor, and Pterostichus melanarius), forming over one-third of the sample, the most abundant species being P. melanarius. Our record of the recently introduced species Bembidion obtusum extends the range of this species north-westward in North America. The prevalence of introduced species in northern cities such as Sault Ste Marie may explain the recent detection of introduced carabid species in managed forests of northern Ontario.