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Med Vet Entomol. 1990 Oct;4(4):439-43.

Relative abundance and species composition of some dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in Bangladesh.

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  • 1Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


1. The occurrence and community structure of dung beetle species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in the faecal deposits of man and some domestic vertebrates varied according to dung type, seasonal conditions and soil type. 2. Of the twenty-four species belonging to six genera, Onthophagus was the prevalent genus and O. ramosellus the most abundant species. 3. Cattle dung was the dominant food type.

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