Composition and Structure of dung beetle (Coleoptera: Aphodiidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae) assemblages in mountain grasslands of the Southern Alps

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:F. Errouissi, Jay-Robert, P., Lumaret, J. - P., Piau, O.
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Date Published:July
Keywords:Aphodiinae, bioclimatic transition, Coprinae, European mountain, Scarabaeoidea

This study attempts to estimate the inßuence of local environmental conditions on dung beetle assemblages in a bioclimatic transition area. Dung beetle assemblages were monitored by monthly dung-baited pitfall trapping from July to October at Þve sites in the Southern Alps (Verdon Valley). The sites were characterized by both elevation (

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