Sampling event

Carabids in beech forests, Calabria, Italy

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Online datasets on Italian carabids are scarce, and information about the species biology, richness, and abundance often lies in hardcopy papers. This dataset is the first tentative, at least for the Italian fauna, to propose a formal structure for data on carabids acquired by field surveys, and to give open access to these data.

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Pizzolotto R (2021): Carabids in beech forests, Calabria, Italy. v1.2. Dept. Biology Ecology and Earth Sciences - Università della Calabria. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Samplingevent; Occurrence


Roberto Pizzolotto
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
assistant professor
Dept. Biology Ecology and Earth Sciences - Calabria University
Ponte Bucci 4b

Geographic Coverage

Beech forests along the "Strada delle Vette", within the Sila plateaux, Calabria, Italy

Bounding Coordinates South West [39.272, 16.394], North East [39.333, 16.485]

Taxonomic Coverage

Carabid beetles, identified to species level

Species Coleoptera, Carabidae (carabids)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1998-06-02 / 1998-09-21
Start Date / End Date 2007-06-13 / 2007-10-31

Project Data

No Description available

Title Carabids of the Sila beech forests

The personnel involved in the project:

Roberto Pizzolotto
  • Principal Investigator

Sampling Methods

Ground beetles were collected, from June to September 1998 (sample sites FaV1-4), and from June to October 2007 (sample site MS4), by pitfall traps, to obtain a “year’s sample”, which is the sum of the collections made during the research campaign.

Study Extent The study area was in Italy, Calabria, within the Sila plateau, along the road "Strada delle Vette"

Method step description:

  1. The traps were plastic vessels with an upper diameter of 9.2 cm, a depth of 11 cm and a small opening at 4 cm below the border, to avoid rainwater overflowing, filled with 200ml of a conservative mixture made of wine vinegar and 5% formaldehyde.

Collection Data

Collection Name Carabid Collection of the Dept.B.E.S.T. - Calabria University
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Pinned
Curatorial Units Count 15,765 +/- 10 specimen

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