Dung preference of the dung beetle Scarabaeus cristatus Fab (Coleoptera-Scarabaeidae) from Kuwait

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:W. Al-Houty, Al-Musalam F.
Journal:Journal Of Arid Environments
Date Published:Mar
Accession Number:ISI:A1997WQ58300012
Keywords:Dung, dung beetle, Kuwait, Scarabaeus cristatus

Adult dung beetles, Scarabaeus cristatus, consume the fluid components of dung and bury whole dung as food for their larvae. When dung from three herbivorous animals, horse, camel and sheep, was offered, the beetles preferred the more fluid horse dung to the others. Sheep dung was preferred to the camel dung. The dung of two carnivores, dog and fox, was also accepted but to a lesser extent than the herbivore dung.

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