Maristela Carpintero Hensen, Jorge Miguel Lobo, Malva Isabel Medina Hernández
Abstract:Two dung beetle subspecies of Canthon rutilans Castelnau (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), C. rutilans rutilans and C. rutilans cyanescens, inhabit different environmental temperature conditions in southern Brazil. We developed a laboratory breeding experiment with 60 pairs of individuals of the two subspecies at five temperature conditions (from 15 to 35 °C) to compare the influence of temperature on the behaviour of adults and the development of larvae. The behavioural patterns of the adults in both …
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