Aechmites terricola (Herbst, 1784)

Familia  Carabidae
Ordo  Coleoptera
Classis  Insecta
Typus  Arthropoda
Summary  It is a synanthropic species, living in underground passages and caves; a number of its localities have dramatically declined due to elimination of clastic cellars in buildings (especially in urban areas), lining of cellars with concrete and heating them. In Poland it is currently known from a few localities only. The proposed method of its conservation is to promote maintaining underground parts of historical buildings in an unchanged state and retaining the present character of their use, to resign from their heating and use for other purposes; preservation of old galleries, underground passages, casemates, and forts is postulated. Not protected.
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Stobiecki S.A. 1903. Stanowiska chrz±szczy zebranych w b. Galicji, zesz. 1-2: Cicindelidae, Carabidae. Archiwalia Muzeum Przyrodniczego ISEZ PAN w Krakowie, 336 ss. (msc.).

Author  Jerzy Pawłowski