oa Madoqua - Day-time spatial orientation of Pachyphaleria capensis (Laporte), an endemic tenebrionid beetle of the South West African coast

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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