Phanaeus chalcomelas

Phanaeus chalcomelas Perty, 1830

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Description

Body length

11 to 19, mean 14.7 mm

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

Dry weight (biomass)

53 to 197, mean 137 mg

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

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Guiana shield and Amazon basin of Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

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

Habitat

Widespread and uncommon to fairly common in terra firme forest; less abundant in floodplain forest, gallery forest, dry forest, scrub, second growth and bamboo up to 1000 m

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

Trophic Strategy

Dung, less often to carrion

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

Taxonomy

  • Onitis chalcomelas Perty, 1830 (synonym)

References

Arnaud, P. (2002).  Les coleopteres du monde. Volume 28: Phanaeini. 151. Canterbury: Hillside Books.
Edmonds, W. D. (1994).  Revision of Phanaeus Macleay, a New World genus of scarabaeine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Contributions in Science. 443, 1-105.
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identification and conservation of Scarabaeine dung beetles of the southwest Amazon in Peru and Bolivia, based on unpublished research by the authors and many other researchers.].
Spector, S., & Ayzama S. (2003).  Rapid turnover and edge effects in dung beetle assemblages (Scarabaeidae) at a Bolivian Neotropical forest-savanna ecotone. Biotropica. 35, 394-404. Abstract