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22 September 2019 An Updated Checklist of the Coleoptera Associated with Livestock Dung on Pastures in America North of Mexico
G. A. Bezanson, K. D. Floate
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Abstract

Most distributional lists are limited to geographical areas such as states or provinces and often include information regarding smaller subsets of coprophagous insects. This checklist of Coleoptera (Geotrupidae, Histeridae, Hydrophilidae, Scarabaeidae, Staphylinidae, and Trogidae) associated with livestock dung on pastures in Canada and the USA builds on the data previously compiled by R. R. Blume in 1985 and adds several improvements to make it more robust and applicable to a modern audience. These improvements include information regarding only coprophagous species, their current distributional records in North America, different types of primarily livestock dung they are attracted to, and taxonomic changes. For added convenience, a Microsoft Excel® file has been created to permit the reader to generate a specific checklist of coprophilous beetles for any state or province in America north of Mexico or dung type of interest.

G. A. Bezanson and K. D. Floate "An Updated Checklist of the Coleoptera Associated with Livestock Dung on Pastures in America North of Mexico," The Coleopterists Bulletin 73(3), 655-683, (22 September 2019). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-73.3.655
Received: 21 January 2019; Accepted: 9 July 2019; Published: 22 September 2019
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