Reviews of the biology of the Silphidae consistently fail to mention the occurrence or role of predation in the behavior, ecology, or evolution of the family. Herein are presented 180 literature records from 1889 to 2011 that document acts of predation on members of the Silphidae by birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Factors are presented indicating that this documentation represents a significant underestimation of predation on silphids.
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Vol. 68 • No. 2