oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The spatial distribution of Allogymnopleurus thalassinus Klug and A. consocius P ringuey (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in an area of mixed soil types in South Africa



Pitfall trapping conducted along a road passing through a mosaic of different soil and vegetation types in Mkuzi Game Reserve, Natal, showed that soil type was the most important habitat determinant for Aliogymnopleurus thalassinus Klug and A. consocius P�ringuey, with aggregation occurring in sand and self-mulching clay soils respectively. The degree of vegetative cover may be of secondary importance to these species.


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