oa Madoqua - Summer activity patterns of the riparian desert beetle Physadesmia globosa
|Article Title||Summer activity patterns of the riparian desert beetle Physadesmia globosa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Zoology Department, Pretoria University, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1989|
|Pages||9 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Ambient temperature, Chasing, Circadian frequency, Climatic data, Digging in (buried), Diurnal activity, Feeding, Nonparametric nature, Thermohygrograph and Walking|
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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