Factors affecting overwinter survival of the American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus (Coleoptera: Silphidae)

@article{Schnell2007FactorsAO,
  title={Factors affecting overwinter survival of the American burying beetle, Nicrophorus americanus (Coleoptera: Silphidae)},
  author={Gary D. Schnell and Ana E. Hiott and J. Curtis Creighton and Victoria L. Smyth and April Komendat},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={483-492}
}
The endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is relatively abundant at Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center in northwestern Arkansas. There is a paucity of basic life-history information available, particularly with respect to factors affecting overwintering success. In a field experiment we: (1) captured beetles at Fort Chaffee; (2) bred them in captivity; (3) in the fall on Fort Chaffee placed offspring individually in well-ventilated, lidded 21.1-l buckets containing… CONTINUE READING