Dung beetles collected from Rafflesia pricei Meijer at the Tambunan Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:A. J. Davis, Lantoh S.
Journal:Malayan Nature Journal
Keywords:annotated, asia, dung beetle, ecological function, malaysia, pollination

Two species of dung beetle were collected from decaying Rafflesin pricei Meijer in Sabah, East Malaysia. The beetles were identified as being saprophagous in habit, and . related to two species known to occur in lowland dipterocarp rainforest. The biological significance of this occurrence is examined.

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