oa Madoqua - Day-time spatial orientation of Pachyphaleria capensis (Laporte), an endemic tenebrionid beetle of the South West African coast
|Article Title||Day-time spatial orientation of Pachyphaleria capensis (Laporte), an endemic tenebrionid beetle of the South West African coast|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Dipartimento di Biologia Animale dell' Universita', Catania, Italy|
|Publication Date||Jan 1987|
|Pages||169 - 174|
|Keyword(s)||Heliotaxis, Indoor quantitative test, Negative phototactic response, Orientation responses, Phototactic behaviour pattern, Quantitative laboratory observations, Riparian arthropods, Sun orientation and Sun zenith|
The orientation behaviour of Pachyphaleria capensis (Laporte), a psammo-halophilic tenebrionid beetle of southwestern Africa, was investigated. Skototaxis and pilotage are the main mechanisms adopted by the beetle to escape solar radiation.
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