Dr. Scholtz,

    There are many aphodiine scarabs in scattered groups that are known to be myrmecophiles or termitophiles. However, I do not know of any single reference discussing them all. There are only scattered bits of literature and revisions where the associations are mentioned.




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From: Scarab Beetle Taxonomy Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of chscholtz
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Subject: myrmecophile/ termitophile scarabs


Dear Colleagues,


I am looking for, if such exists, a review of the above subject. If not a single reference, any pointers towards papers where examples may have been discussed in some detail.


Many thanks and best wishes,




Professor Clarke Scholtz

Scarab Research Group

Department of Zoology & Entomology

University of Pretoria

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