First report of whip scorpions (Arachnida: Uropygi) feeding on dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:J. Noriega, Trujillo R. Botero
Journal:Boletin de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa
Keywords:Arachnida, COLEOPTERA, Colombia, Dichotomius, Mastigoproctus, predation, Scarabaeidae, Uropygi, whip scorpions

Dung beetles are among the most inrportanl insect groups in ecosystems, but despite th¡s l¡ttle information exists about their predators. In the present study, predation on dung beetles by whip scorpions is reported for the first time, based on observations carried out under captivity. Further research and analyses of tl-re predators of this groLrp are necessary.

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