Composition and Host-Use Patterns of a Scarab Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Community Inhabiting the Canopy of a Lowland Tropical Rainforest in Southern Venezuela

@article{Kirmse2019CompositionAH,
  title={Composition and Host-Use Patterns of a Scarab Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Community Inhabiting the Canopy of a Lowland Tropical Rainforest in Southern Venezuela},
  author={S. Kirmse and B. Ratcliffe},
  journal={The Coleopterists Bulletin},
  year={2019},
  volume={73},
  pages={149 - 167}
}
  • S. Kirmse, B. Ratcliffe
  • Published 2019
  • Biology
  • The Coleopterists Bulletin
  • Abstract The adult scarab beetle fauna of the canopy in a lowland tropical rainforest in southern Venezuela was observed and collected by means of a 42-m-tall tower crane for a complete year. This first census of an entire Amazonian canopy scarab community was embedded within the interdisciplinary research project “Towards an understanding of the structure and function of a Neotropical rainforest ecosystem with special reference to its canopy” organized by the Austrian Academy of Science. The… CONTINUE READING
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