Flight capabilities and feeding habits of silphine beetles: are flightless species really “carrion beetles”?

@article{Ikeda2006FlightCA,
  title={Flight capabilities and feeding habits of silphine beetles: are flightless species really “carrion beetles”?},
  author={Hiroshi Ikeda and K{\^o}hei Kubota and Takashi Kagaya and Toshio Abe},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={237-241}
}
We determined the flight capabilities and feeding habits of adults of nine silphine beetle species and illustrated their relationship. We examined the silphine beetles for the presence or absence of flight muscles and estimated their feeding habits by comparing the carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios for them with those of necrophagous nicrophorine… CONTINUE READING

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