Dung and carrion beetles of the rain forest of French Guiana: composition and structure of the guild

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2000
Authors:F. Feer
Journal:Annales De La Societe Entomologique De France
Date Published:Jan-Mar
Accession Number:ISI:000087344100002
Keywords:alouatta-palliata, COLEOPTERA, communities, ivory-coast, los-tuxtlas, Mexico, monkeys, Scarabaeidae, seed dispersal

A guild of neotropical rain forest dung and carrion beetles, has been studied in a locality of undisturbed rain forest in French Guiana. A total of 87 species was captured. Scarabaeidae with 76 species were the most numerous;Aphodiidae and other minor families were rare. Species diversity and equitability were high and showed small variation with seasons. Tunneller species ( 48 species) were larger and more numerous than roller species (18 species) and dwellers. Food preferences, and activity rhythm of species were described.

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Alternate Journal:Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr.
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