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Title: Distribution and biology of two sympatric Phaleria species (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae) on Maltese sandy beaches
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Pawley, Antonia
Schembri, Patrick J.
Keywords: Tenebrionidae -- Malta
Beetles -- Malta -- Classification
Beetles -- Malta -- Identification
Beaches -- Malta
Beetles -- Behavior
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Mediterranee
Citation: Deidun, A., Pawley, A., & Schembri, P. J. (2010). Distribution and biology of two sympatric Phaleria species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on Maltese sandy beaches. Rapport Commission International Mer Mediterranee, 39, 737.
Abstract: Differences in the zonation and habitat preferences of two sympatric Phaleria species on five Maltese sandy beaches were investigated. P. bimaculata has a more seaward zonation than P. acuminata and occurs at higher densities. Behavioural aspects of the two species were also investigated in the laboratory through the use of choice chambers. The two species have similar sand moisture content and grain-size preferences, and a similar phenology, but different sand organic content preferences
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/21090
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