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1 January 2014 Seasonal Insectivory of the Antillean Fruit-Eating Bat (Brachyphylla cavernarum)
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This paper reports seasonal variations in the insect component of the Antillean fruit-eating bat (Brachyphylla cavernarum) diet based on the study of guano from a colony on Guadeloupe. Fecal pellet content reveals that insects, mainly phytophagous scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), can form an important part of Antillean fruit-eating bat feeding patterns, primarily at the beginning of the dry season.

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Arnaud Lenoble, Baptiste Angin, Jean-Bernard Huchet, and Aurélien Royer "Seasonal Insectivory of the Antillean Fruit-Eating Bat (Brachyphylla cavernarum)," Caribbean Journal of Science 48(2–3), 127-131, (1 January 2014). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v48i3.a01
Published: 1 January 2014
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