Vol. 32 Núm. 2 (2016)
Notas científicas

A dung beetle in Mexico city: the case of Ceratotrupes fronticornis (Erichson) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)

Lorena Ramírez-Restrepo
Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Red de Ecoetología
Gonzalo Halffter
Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Red de Ecoetología

Publicado 2016-08-12

Cómo citar

Ramírez-Restrepo, L., & Halffter, G. (2016). A dung beetle in Mexico city: the case of Ceratotrupes fronticornis (Erichson) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae). ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), 32(2), 213-214. https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.2016.322954


Ceratotrupes fronticornis (Erichson) es un escarabajo estercolero de tamaño mediano, perteneciente a la subfamilia Geotrupinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Geotrupidae). Es endémico de México, distribuyéndose en la zona montañosa alta del Sistema Volcánico Transversal. En esta nota señalamos la presencia de esta especie en dos áreas urbanas (Cuajimalpa y Magdalena Contreras) de la Ciudad de México. Adicionalmente, recalcamos la plasticidad ecológica de C. fronticornis en ambientes urbanos, al utilizar una fuente de alimento alternativa y abundante como es el excremento de perro doméstico.


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