|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2003|
|Authors:||K. Vulinec, Edmonds, W. D., Mellow, D. J.|
|Journal:||The Coleopterists Bulletin|
|Keywords:||Amazonia, monkeys, rain-forest, seed dispersal|
The rare phanaeine dung beetle Phanaeus alvarengai Arnaud 1984 was described from two specimens. Several recent collections of this species are reported here, along with behavioral observations; this new material is a basis for amending earlier descriptions of P. alvarengai. Flight-activity period was recorded as near sunrise for no more than 10 minutes and diet preference appeared to be herbivore dung. Dung-burial behavior was similar to the congeners P. chalcomelas (Perty) and P. cambeforti Arnaud.
|URL:||<Go to ISI>://000185408300016|
|Alternate Journal:||Coleopt. Bull.|