oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Geographical distribution of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and their seasonal activity in south-western Cape Province



A total of 30 species of dung beetles was recorded in indigenous shrubland near Langebaan and a pasture of Kikuyu grass near Paarl over a period of 13 months. These species were divided into 2 groups according to their distribution between the rainfall regions of southern Africa. The potential of these beetles as control agents of the dung-breeding bush fly in south-western Australia is discussed.


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