The Effect of Soil Pollution by Oil Derivativeson Harpalus rufipes Deg. (Coleoptera, Carabidae)

Janina Gospodarek , Przemysław Petryszak


We investigated the subsequent effect of oil derivatives on life parameters of Harpalus rufipes Deg. (Coleoptera, Carabidae) and the accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in its body. We also attempted to determine the influence of the presence of H. rufipes on the total content of oil derivatives in soil. The following objects were established: control – unpolluted soil; soil polluted with petrol; soil polluted with diesel fuel and soil polluted with used engine oil. Oil derivatives were used in a dose of 6 000 mg of fuel / kg d.m. of soil. In the laboratory, survival and body mass change of H. rufipes reared in soil contaminated with petroleum products, as well as their influence on the oil content in soil, was investigated. Harpalus rufipes Deg. reveals sensitivity to the presence in its vicinity of engine oil and diesel fuel, visible as decreased survival rate, whereas petrol does not affect the beetle condition. The analysed kinds of oil derivatives did not negatively affect beetle body mass gain. Soil experiments did not reveal any dependence between the presence of the animals and the efficiency of total hydrocarbon degradation. A tendency for accumulation was observed for anthracene and benzo[a] pyrene in conditions of soil polluted with petrol, and benzo[b]fluoranthene in engine oil-polluted soil, which may indicate a significant contribution of H. rufipes in the natural biodegradation of oil derivatives
Author Janina Gospodarek (FoAaE / DoAEP)
Janina Gospodarek,,
- Department of Agricultural Environment Protection
, Przemysław Petryszak (FoBaH / IoPBaB / DoB)
Przemysław Petryszak,,
- Department of Biochemistry
Journal seriesPolish Journal of Environmental Studies, ISSN 1230-1485, e-ISSN 2083-5906, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in English: petroleum products; soil; life parameters; carabids; PAH accumulation
ASJC Classification2300 General Environmental Science; 2304 Environmental Chemistry
Languageen angielski
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FinansowaniePublication of this paper was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland and from the funds for science in 2009-2013 as a research project (N N305 151537)
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