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Revision of the Trogidae of South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
- C. H. Scholtz
- 9 December 1990
The South American Trogidae are revised. Three genera, Trox Fabricius, Omorgus Erichson (with two subgenera, Omorgus and Haroldomorgus Scholtz), and Polynoncus Burmeister, and 47 species are recorded… Expand
What do dung beetles eat?
Abstract 1. Most adult coprophagous beetles feed on fresh dung of mammalian herbivores, confining ingestion to small particles with measured maximum diameters from 2–5 to 130 μm, according to body… Expand
Cryptogam herbivory in Curculionidae (Coleoptera) from the sub- Antarctic Prince Edward Islands
Changes in the structure of dung insect communities after ivermectin usage in a grassland ecosystem. II. Impact of ivermectin under high-rainfall conditions
Abstract A large-scale field study was carried out to assess the ecotoxicological effect of ivermectin, a broad-spectrum veterinary agent, on dung insect communities under normal extensive farming… Expand
Increasing representation of localized dung beetles across a chronosequence of regenerating vegetation and natural dune forest in South Africa
Aim Species assemblages with high proportions of localized taxa occur in regional islands with a history of strong eco-climatic separation from adjacent systems. Current disturbance in such islands… Expand
Dung beetle activity improves herbaceous plant growth and soil properties on confinements simulating reclaimed mined land in South Africa
- J. Badenhorst, Jacqueline Dabrowski, Jacqueline Dabrowski, C. H. Scholtz, W. F. Truter
- Environmental Science
- 1 December 2018
Abstract Mining activities contribute greatly to economic growth and development in South Africa. However, post-mining soils have limited land-use potential due to low fertility, deficiency in… Expand
Desiccation resistance and water balance in southern African keratin beetles (Coleoptera, Trogidae): the influence of body size and habitat
Abstract Desiccation resistance and water balance were examined in the adults of seven trogid species, which differed both in body size and in the habitats from which they were collected. Body water… Expand
Insects in southern Africa: how many species are there?
Is microclimate-driven turnover of dung beetle assemblage structure in regenerating coastal vegetation a precursor to re-establishment of a forest fauna?
- A. Davis, R. J. Aarde, C. H. Scholtz, R.A.R. Guldemond, Johan Fourie, C. Deschodt
- Journal of Insect Conservation
- 1 June 2013
We questioned the capability of post-mining rehabilitation and successional changes in coastal vegetation to achieve restoration of dune forest, dung beetle assemblages in the Maputaland Centre of… Expand