oa Madoqua - Summer activity patterns of the riparian desert beetle Physadesmia globosa

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



Thc summertime activity pattern of the tenebrionid beetle Physadesmia globosa was investigated using focal animal sampling. Beetles have a bimodal activity pattern with activity peaks during the morning and the late afternoon. The morning activity peak is divided into an early bout of foraging followed by sexual behaviour.

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