Diversity of dung and carrion beetles on mediterranean grasslands

Hlavati, Dina (2013) Diversity of dung and carrion beetles on mediterranean grasslands. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Dung beetles are bound to dung because of their lifestyle, some in all their life stages, while others can feed on something else as adults. Carrion beetles are also attracted to dung where they can find their prey. In this research the species found during research in Učka Nature Park and Krka National Park are listed and an analyses based on the differences in grassland management (meadows vs. pastures and the grazing intensity) was performed. In total, 40 species of beetles were recorded for both localities, of which 20 Scarabaeidae, 9 Histeridae, 7 Aphodiidae and 4 belonging to Silphidae. Based on our field data and available literature data we summarised ecology, distribution and differences in species composition between surveyed localities based on present management (mowing vs. grazing). Most of the species have a Palearctic-wide distribution. Based on management preferences, pastures have a greater species richness

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: entomology, NP Učka, NP Krka, meadows, pastures
Supervisor: Kučinić, Mladen
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 55
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2014 12:10
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2014 12:10
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2827

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