Finding a rare resource: Bornean Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) attracted by defensive secretions of Diplopoda

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:C. Bruhl, Krell F. - T.
Journal:The Coleopterists Bulletin
Date Published:Mar
Accession Number:ISI:000182382700008

Scarab beetles of four species, Onthophagus penicillatus Harold, O. rudis Sharp, Phaeochridius derasus (Harold) and Phaeochroops gilleti (Benderitter) (Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae and Hybosoridae) were attracted by quinonous defensive secretions of Harpagophoridae (Diplopoda) in Sabah, Borneo. Unlike the Afrotropics, where some specialists feed on fresh millipede carcasses, in Borneo only generalist necrophages use this resource. This may be caused by the low abundance of juliform Diplopoda in Borneo prohibiting specialization on this resource.

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Alternate Journal:Coleopt. Bull.
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