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Harpalus (Pseudoophonus) rufipes (De Geer, 1774)


From the Azores, across Europe, to North Africa and Western China ( Arndt et al. 2011 ).


It is polyphagous and prefers open, dry habitats and light soils. It is most often found on arable land ( Luff 2007 & Thiele 1977 ). In this study, the species was common. It was found in the cotton field in the homogeneous area (n = 12), the maize field in the heterogeneous area (n = 622), the maize field in the homogeneous area (n = 716), the olive grove in the homogeneous area (n = 2) and the wheat field in the homogeneous area (n = 16).


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