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TROX HAMATUS ROBINSON (TROGINAE) USING A CANTHON (SCARABAEINAE) BROOD BALL AND NEW RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN TROX (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE)
Papers in Entomology
  • Brett C. Ratcliffe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
2-13-1983
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Published in Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, XI (1983):53-55. Copyright 1983 Brett C. Ratcliffe.
Abstract
Trox hamatus Robinson was observed feeding on an abandoned Canthon brood ball in southeastern Nebraska. Although some Aphodiinae and Scarabaeinae have been reported feeding on or stealing other scarabaeine dung balls, this represents the first reported observation of this behavior for a member of the Troginae. It is suggested that the brood ball was opportunistically used by the Trox, and the event is rare. In addition, new state records are provided for Trox aequalis Say, T. atrox LeConte, T. laticollis LeConte, and T. tesselatus (LeConte).
Citation Information
Brett C. Ratcliffe. "TROX HAMATUS ROBINSON (TROGINAE) USING A CANTHON (SCARABAEINAE) BROOD BALL AND NEW RECORDS OF NORTH AMERICAN TROX (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE)" (1983)
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