Vol. 29 Núm. 2 (2013)
Notas científicas

Marking method for dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) and its implementation in Colombian Andes

Bedir G. Martínez-Quintero
Universidad del Valle
Carlos A. Cultid-Medina
Universidad del Valle
Juan C. Rudas-Grajales
Universidad de Caldas

Publicado 2013-08-31

Cómo citar

Martínez-Quintero, B. G., Cultid-Medina, C. A., & Rudas-Grajales, J. C. (2013). Marking method for dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) and its implementation in Colombian Andes. ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), 29(2), 448-451. https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.2013.2921126

Resumen

We describe a new inexpensive and simple method for marking large dung beetles (>10 mm), which consists in tattooing a consecutive number on their elytra or pronotum with a Mototool. The recapture rate (18.5% of 1886 marked individuals) throughout five months shows high durability of the mark without affecting the integrity of the individual.

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