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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia

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MESSAS, Yuri F.; SOUZA, Hebert S.; SCHIFFLER, Gustavo  and  SOBCZAK, Jober F.. First record of necrophagy by Scybalocanthon nigriceps Harold (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2012, vol.56, n.2, pp. 257-258.  Epub June 05, 2012. ISSN 0085-5626.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262012005000026.

First record of necrophagy by Scybalocanthon nigriceps Harold (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). The S. nigriceps specimen was observed making small cuts and removing portions of the carcass of a frog Haddadus binotatus (Spix) in February 24, 2011, in Serra do Japi, São Paulo State, Brazil. This note presents another record of necrophagy for Scybalocanthon.

Keywords : Atlantic Forest; biodiversity; dung beetle; interaction.

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