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Evidence that sex-specific signals may support mate finding and limit aggregation in the dung beetle Aphodius fossor

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1. In temperate climates, dung is often colonised by several species of endocoprid (dwelling) dung beetles which use pats for feeding, shelter, and reproduction. 2. Endocoprid beetles aggregate even when offered patches (dung pats) of consistent age, size, and origin, suggesting that beetles themselves might influence the attractiveness of patches to members of their own species. Both pheromones, and physical changes to the structure of dung pats caused by colonising beetles have been suggest...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/een.12319

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecological Entomology Journal website
Volume:
41
Issue:
4
Pages:
500–504
Publication date:
2016-04-27
Acceptance date:
2016-03-10
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EISSN:
1365-2311
ISSN:
0307-6946
URN:
uuid:48568063-e458-401d-beb3-3413f26340a1
Source identifiers:
624772
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pubs:624772
Paper number:
4
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