Does the populating of Corsica by dung beetles result from interspecific competition?

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1999
Authors:P. Jay-Robert, Lobo, J. M., Lumaret, J. P.
Journal:Annales De La Societe Entomologique De France
Date Published:Dec
Accession Number:ISI:000085892500054
Keywords:Dung beetles

The dung beetles include Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae and Geotrupinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). These beetles constitute very well structured communities, under the control of a strong competition. Using the French dung beetle database, the faunas of Corsica and of the southern continental France were compared. The Corsican fauna is poorer than the continental one, with a low endemism rate, limited to the apterous species. Moreover, most of the species found in Corsica are generalist and/or very competitive.

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Alternate Journal:Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr.
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