Onthophagus

Onthophagus

 

the largest genus of dung beetles of thefamily Scarabaeidae. The males usually have horns or out-growths on the head and often on the pronotum. There areapproximately 1, 500 species. They are found chiefly in the trop-ics; there are about 60 species in the USSR. They dig littleburrows and fill them with dung; the larvae develop in theseburrows. Onthophagus are beneficial as cleaners of the environ-ment and participants in soil formation. Some species are theintermediate hosts of a number of helminths that parasitizedomestic animals.

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In Van Diemen's Land, however, I found four species of Onthophagus, two of Aphodius, and one of a third genus, very abundantly under the dung of cows; yet these latter animals had been then introduced only thirty-three years.
Our results revealed that hoopoe parents fed their nestlings also with small scarabaeid beetles Onthophagus sp.
The paracoprid Onthophagus landolti Harold was the dominant species (61 % of total abundance), and the telocoprid Canthon indigaceus chevrolati LeConte was the second most important species.
The insects were identified from the Entomology Department as dung beetles, belonged to the family, Scarabidae and species Onthophagus.
A total of 38 species of Aphodiinae (38 individuals, 9 species) and Scarabaeinae (213 individuals, 29 species) subfamilies were collected belonging to Aphodiinae Acrossus, Aphodius, Biralus, Chilothorax, Colobopterus, Eudolus, Melinopterus, Nimbus and Otophorus genera, and Caccobius, Cheironitis, Copris, Euoniticellus, Euonthophagus, Gymnopleurus, Onitis, Onthophagus, Scarabaeus and Sisyphus Scarabaeinae genera.
El numero de escleritos del area medial es variable pero generalmente hay uno, en el caso de los generos Deltochilum Eschscholtz, 1822, Onthophagus Latreille, 1802, Canthidium Erichson, 1847, Dichotomius Hope, 1838 y Uroxys Westwood, 1842 los escleritos mediales siempre estan presentes (Medina et al.
Onthophagus haematopus Harold 1875 fue la especie dominante, lo que concuerda con la literatura, donde la citan como una especie bien representada en los bosques amazonicos (Quintero & Halffter, 2009).
Coprophanaeus pertyi - - (Olsoufieff, 1924) Deltochillum verruciferum - - Felsche, 1911 Dichotomius geminatus - - (Arrow, 1913) Dichotomius nisus (Olivier, 1789) - - Ontherus digitatus Harold, 1868 1 100 Onthophagus hirculus - - Mannerhein, 1829 Trichillum sp.
Dados biologicos da criacao do besouro africano Onthophagus gazella Fabricius (Scarabaeidae) em terrarios na fazenda Experimental Getulio Vargas de Uberaba (MG).
The genus Onthophagus Latreille (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is the most diverse genus of Scarabaeoidea as well as one of the larger genera of Coleoptera.
No obstante, gran parte de la incertidumbre persiste en generos dominantes en los muestreos de localidades andinas: Uroxys Westwood, 1842; Canthidium Erichson, 1847; Dichotomius Hope, 1838 y Onthophagus Latreille, 1802.