Habitat Selection in Dung Beetles (Family Scrabaeidae; Subfamily Scarabaeinae) in the Wasgomuwa National Park

@inproceedings{Hewavithana2014HabitatSI,
  title={Habitat Selection in Dung Beetles (Family Scrabaeidae; Subfamily Scarabaeinae) in the Wasgomuwa National Park},
  author={Dishane K. Hewavithana and Mayuri R. Wijesinghe and Chandima D. Dangalle and Dayalatha Lekamge and Chamodi De Silva},
  year={2014}
}
A study was carried out to investigate habitat selection of dung beetles in terms of bothhabitat and dung types. The present study was considered necessary as information on theecology of dung beetles in the dry zone of Sri Lanka is lacking. A total of 125 pitfall trapswere set in five habitat types (dry-mixed evergreen forest, riverine forest, stream/river banks,scrubland and grassland) and using five types of mammalian dung (leopard, ungulate,elephant, bear and buffalo) as baits. The pitfall… CONTINUE READING

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