Insects represent about 60% of all known species of living organisms on planet Earth.
The Coleoptera or beetles are the most diverse order in the animal kingdom.
One in every four animal species is a beetle! Among these, the carabids or 'ground beetles' are a megadiverse family
with about 33.500 species known so far.
Building on three basic book volumes, this web site with databases and electronic maps aims to facilitate and improve access to the
main sources of information about the ecologically and economically important group of ground beetles.
Although primarily intended for use by professional and amateur entomologists,
these tools should also be of value to conservationists, ecologists,
pest managers, and others who need to check the names, the bibliographic references and
the distribution of the ground beetles with which they are working.
Use the following links to navigate through the different sections of this site:
Content by: Wolfgang M.T. Lorenz,
Büro/ Verlag für Faunistik und Umweltplanung, Hörmannstr. 4, D-82327 Tutzing, Germany Email