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KORASAKI, Vanesca et al. Taxocoenosis of the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Benjamin Constant, AM. Acta Amaz. [online]. 2012, vol.42, n.3, pp.423-432. ISSN 0044-5967.

Scarabaeinae beetles collected in six different land use systems in Benjamin Constant, AM, Brazil are listed with general comments on genera and species recorded. Beetles were captured with pitfall traps baited with human feces. A total of 6,792 individuals were collected belonging to 63 species, 18 genera and six tribes (Ateuchini, Canthonini, Coprini, Oniticellini, Onthophagini and Phanaeini). The most frequent species were Pseudocanthon aff. xanthurus (Blanchard 1845), Eurysternus caribaeus (Herbst 1789), Eurysternus hypocrita Balthasar 1939, Onthophagus aff. acuminatus Harold 1880, Onthophagus aff. haematopus Harold 1875 and Onthophagus aff. bidentatus (Drapiez 1819). A new genus of Scarabaeinae not yet described and probably other new species were encountered.

Keywords : Amazonian community; biodiversity; coprophagous beetles; Upper Solimões; Insecta.

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