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Irresistible bouquet of death—how are burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorus) attracted by carcasses
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Electroantennography and laboratory olfactometric behavioural observations showed that sulphur-containing chemicals are involved in mediating the fresh carcass attractiveness for N.vespillo and N. vespilloides.
Seven sedimentary rock reference samples from Estonia
The major oxide and trace element compositions of seven sedimentary rock reference samples (claystone, organic-rich argillite, 2 limestones, dolostone, sandstone and feldspathized volcanic ash) are
Use of infochemicals to attract carrion beetles into pitfall traps
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Testing the roles of DMS, DMDS, and DMTS as attractants of carrion beetles in a field experiment in an agricultural landscape in southern Bohemia, Czech Republic found traps containing DMDS had higher trapping success than traps containing DMS.
Contribution to the knowledge of myrmecophilous beetles (Coleoptera) of Bulgaria.
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New records on myrmecophilous beetles of the families Histeridae, Leiodidae, Scydmaenidae and Staphylinidae (Aleocharinae, Pselaphinae) in Bulgaria are presented.
Larval morphology of Nicrophorus (Nicrophorus) nepalensis Hope (Coleoptera: Silphidae: Nicrophorinae).
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The generic description of larvae of Nicrophorus Fabricius, 1775 is expanded, based on detailed SEM observation, and the eastern Palaearctic and Oriental N. nepalensis is similar to the western PalAearctic N. (N.) humator in a number of larval characters.
The large carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Turkey: a review with a new species record.
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A literature review with examination of specimens collected in various regions of Turkey and a key to adults of species and subspecies known from Turkey are provided, and distribution maps and photographs of all taxa are provided.
Description of Philomessor (Attumbrinus) henroti sp. n. from Morocco and notes on P. (A.) bolivari (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae)
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The description of P. (A.) bolivari Jeannel, 1936 is completed and male and female genitalia are also illustrated.
Characterization of the light attenuation by periphyton in lakes of different trophic state
Abstract In order to measure the attenuation of light by periphyton a method has been developed which assures that natural periphyton architecture and therefore its optical characteristics remain
Revisited larval morphology of Thanatophilus rugosus (Coleoptera: Silphidae)
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Quantitative and qualitative morphological characters for instar and species identification are described and illustrated, and observations of biology and developmental length for all stages of the species are reported.
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