New PDF release: American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea

By Ross H. Arnett JR, Michael C. Thomas, Paul E. Skelley, J. Howard Frank

ISBN-10: 0849309549

ISBN-13: 9780849309540

ISBN-10: 1420041231

ISBN-13: 9781420041231

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In restricted habitats, some species are semicolonial. Geotrupids are not of economic importance, although their burrowing has occasionally caused damage in lawns. Adults of many geotrupids are nocturnal and are frequently attracted to lights at night. Some species are attracted to fermenting malt and molasses baits. Most adults and larvae stridulate. The natural history and behavior of many species, especially the Bolboceratinae, are poorly known. References: Howden 1955; Woodruff 1973. Status of the classification.

GEOTRUPIDAE Latreille 1802 by Mary Liz Jameson Family common name: The earth-boring scarab beetles A s the name implies, the geotrupids are burrowers in the soil (“geos” from Greek meaning earth and “trypetes” from Greek meaning borer). In Europe, geotrupids are referred to as dor beetles. Adults of most species provision earthen burrows with dead leaves, cow dung, horse dung, or humus for their larvae. Description. 0 mm. Shape oval or round. Color yellowish, brown, orange-brown, reddish-brown, purple, brown, or black (with or without metallic reflections).

Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, 2: 445-464. ZUNINO, M. 1984b. Sistematica generica dei Geotrupinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae), filogenesi della sottofamiglia e considerazioni biogeografiche. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, 2: 9-162. 28 · Family 30. Ochodaeidae 30. OCHODAEIDAE Mulsant and Rey 1870 by David C. Carlson Family common name: The sand-loving scarab beetles T he family Ochodaeidae is relatively small and widely distributed.

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