Ecotoxicological Evaluation of Parallelomorphus laevigatus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) as a Useful Bioindicator of Soil Metal PollutionErminia Conti*
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Catania University, Via Androne 81, 95124 Catania, Italy
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- Erminia Conti
Department of Biological
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Catania University, Via Androne 81
95124 Catania, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 01, 2017; Accepted date: June 13, 2017; Published date: June 20, 2017
Citation: Conti E (2017) Ecotoxicological Evaluation of Parallelomorphus laevigatus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) as a Useful Bioindicator of Soil Metal Pollution. Adv Tech Biol Med 5:228. doi:10.4172/2379-1764.1000228
Copyright: © 2017 Conti E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The importance of carabid beetles in environmental study is reported. Among this group P. laevigatus is a useful bio indicator of metal pollution. The burden of trace elements in animal tissue reflects the contamination level of investigated areas. The alteration of orientation performances by this species put the basis to consider orientation in space of P. laevigatus as a behavioral biomarker for exposure to trace metals contamination.