Diabroctis mimas

Diabroctis mimas Linnaeus, 1758

Languages: English

Description

Body length

16 to 31, mean 24.1 mm

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Habitat

Widespread and fairly common in pastures and grasslands from lowlands up to 1300 m; occasionally in dry forest, gallery forest, second growth and along riverine beaches

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Trophic Strategy

Human dung, horse dung, cow dung, capybara dung

Author(s): Larsen, Trond
Rights holder(s): Larsen, Trond

Taxonomy

  • Diabroctis mimas subsp. venezuelensis Martinez & Clavijo, 1990 (synonym)
  • Scarabaeus mimas Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)

References

Arnaud, P. (2002).  Les coleopteres du monde. Volume 28: Phanaeini. 151. Canterbury: Hillside Books.
Hamel-Leigue, A. C., Herzog S. K., Mann D. J., Larsen T. H., Gill B. D., Edmonds W. D., et al. (2009).  Distribution and natural history of the dung beetle tribe Phanaeini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Bolivia. Kempffiana. 5, 43-95.
Larsen, T. H., & Forsyth A. (Submitted).  Dung Beetles of the Upper Amazon. [Book about the ecology, natural history, distribution, identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].