Observations of immature and adult stages of the myrmecophilous cetoniine beetle Campsiura nigripennis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Takashi Komatsu, Munetoshi Maruyama, Sasitorn Hasin, Varawut Woraguttanon, Suthat Wiyanan, Watana Sakchoowong

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Several cetoniine species are known or speculated to be associated with ants, based on their specialized morphological characters. However, there are only a few species where biological information on the larval and adult stages is available. Field observations revealed that Campsiura nigripennis spends the immature stages inside elephant dung, and that adult females fly to elephant dung for oviposition. In addition, adult beetles of C.nigripennis intruded into arboreal nests of Oecophylla smaragdina. Specialized morphological characters appear to allow them to tolerate attacks from the ants. Furthermore, the distribution of the beetle in continental Asia largely overlaps that of the Asian elephant, indicating that dung of elephants, in conjunction with that of other large mammals, is fundamental to the biology of C.nigripennis.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)288-291
ページ数4
ジャーナルEntomological Science
18
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 4月 1 2015

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生態、進化、行動および分類学
  • 昆虫科学

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