Zmiany składu gatunkowego i liczebności Kateretidae i Nitidulidae (Coleoptera) jako element monitoringu ekologicznego na terenie Puszczy Białowieskiej

Changes of species composition and numbers of soap beetles (Coleoptera: Kateretidae, Nitidulidae) during the ecological monitoring in the Białowieża Primeval Forest


  • Andrzej Lasoń ul.Wiejska 4B/85, 15-352 Białystok, Poland, e-mail:


The paper presents the results obtained during the twelve years of the ecological monitoring in the Białowieża Primeval Forest. A list of the collected soap beetles (Coleoptera: Kateretidae, Nitidulidae) is given. The suitability of Kateretidae and Nitidulidae for bioindication of the state of forest environment is analized. The usability of Cychramus luteus, the species most numerosly trapped, as an indicator of change in natural forests is pointed out.

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