Translator Disclaimer
1 March 2011 Comparison of Mouthpart Morphology of Three Species of Mexican Oniticellini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Relation to Their Trophic Habits
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to describe the differences in the mouthparts of three Mexican species of Oniticellini that make use of different trophic resources. Euoniticellus intermedius (Reiche) is a coprophage par excellence, Attavicinus monstrosus (Bates) is a specialist in dry particles, and Liatongus rhinocerulus (Bates), a saprophage, is sometimes observed in excrement and on small cadavers, but mainly on rotting mushrooms. The results show no substantial structural differences among the species studied, though for each one, particular characteristics are evident.

Irma López-Guerrero "Comparison of Mouthpart Morphology of Three Species of Mexican Oniticellini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Relation to Their Trophic Habits," The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(1), (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-65.1.67
Received: 11 August 2010; Accepted: 17 December 2010; Published: 1 March 2011
JOURNAL ARTICLE
11 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top