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Attractivity of omnivore, carnivore and herbivore mammalian dung to Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) in a tropical Atlantic rainforest remnant
In this study, performed in a remnant of Brazilian Atlantic Forest, three types of dung from animals with distinct alimentary habits were utilized, in order to verify possible differences ofExpand
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How Habitat Change and Rainfall Affect Dung Beetle Diversity in Caatinga, a Brazilian Semi-Arid Ecosystem
Abstract The aim of the present study was to evaluate how dung beetle communities respond to both environment and rainfall in the Caatinga, a semi-arid ecosystem in northeastern Brazil. TheExpand
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Effects of habitat fragmentation on ant richness and functional composition in Brazilian Atlantic forest
Ants are a dominant faunal group in tropical forests, but their responses to human disturbances remain poorly investigated. Here we examine the relative effects of habitat fragmentation (fragmentExpand
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The life of Cyclocephala celata Dechambre, 1980 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in captivity with descriptions of the immature stages
We collected 76 specimens of the Cyclocephala celata Dechambre in Igarassu, Pernambuco, Brazil, in March 2008 for captive breeding and rearing to document its life cycle and to describe theExpand
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Seasonality of Fruit-Feeding Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) in a Brazilian Semiarid Area
A survey of 6,000 trap/hours using fruit-bait traps was conducted, in order to characterize the community of fruit-feeding butterflies and their seasonal variation in a semiarid area of NE Brazil,Expand
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Dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) assemblage of a highly fragmented landscape of Atlantic forest: from small to the largest fragments of northeastern Brazilian region
Human activities in tropical forests are the main causes of forest fragmentation. According to historical factor in deforestation processes, forest remnants exhibit different sizes and shapes. TheExpand
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Biology and management of the masked chafer Cyclocephala distincta Burmeister (Melolonthidae, Dynastinae, Cyclocephalini)
Adults of Cyclocephala distincta are flower visitors of Neotropical palms (Arecaceae) and commonly found in the Atlantic Forest of Pernambuco, Brazil. Males and females were collected in the wild andExpand
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Descrição de dois novos gêneros afins a Alphus White e duas novas espécies (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Acanthoderini)
Two new genera are described, including checklists of species: Exalphus gen. nov. (type species, Alphus leuconotus Thomson, 1860) and Ateralphus gen. nov. (type species, Alphus subsellatus White,Expand
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Description of Cyclocephala distincta Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) immatures and identification key for third instars of some Cyclocephala species.
The larval instars and pupa of Cyclocephala distincta Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) are described and compared to those of other known congenerics. Adult C.Expand
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Habitat fragmentation alters the structure of dung beetle communities in the Atlantic Forest
Abstract Habitat loss and fragmentation have turned into the most important threats to biodiversity and ecosystem function worldwide. Here we investigate the effects of habitat fragmentation andExpand
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