Within the context of the fauna of Spain, this book is the first monograph about the Carabid Coleoptera of a singularly interesting region: Navarra. The book includes a brief description of the physical area, picturing the great climatic contrasts together with the large botanical diversity. There are Boreoalpine, Eurosyberian, Eurasian, Euroatlantic, Euromediterranean, and North-African elements to be found among the rich, very interesting, 266 species of fauna.
A second part refers to the present level of knowledge about the carabid beetles in spain. The core of the book is devoted to the species description, captures, bionomy, and geographic distribution. This part includes keys to the subfamilies, genera and species.
The excellent drawings, the cartography with precise U.T.M. coordinates and the potential distribution for the Western Palaearctic Region; and the large number of literature references, make this book an indispensable volume.
L. Herrera received his doctorate in Biology in 1975, and is currently Professor of Zoology, University of Navarra. He has published four books and over ninety papers in the field of entomology.
Francisco Javier Arricibita Videgain received the Ph.D. in Pedology from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Navarra, Spain, 1987. He has held many teaching positions among which Associated Professor in Agricultural Chemistry from 1988-1989. Since 1989 he has been Professor of Chemistry, Engineering Faculty, University of Navarra, Spain. He is the author of many books on biological and geological subjects.