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|Title:||Population ecology of Phaleria acuminata (Coleoptera : Tenebrionidae) from sandy beaches in the Maltese Islands|
Schembri, Patrick J.
|Keywords:||Beetles -- Malta|
Insects -- Malta
Tenebrionidae -- Malta
Beaches -- Malta
|Publisher:||Commission International Mer Mediterranee|
|Citation:||Borg, J., Deidun, A., & Schembri, P. J. (2004). Population ecology of Phaleria acuminata (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from sandy beaches in the Maltese Islands. Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer Medit., 37, 496.|
|Abstract:||Populations of the beetle Phaleria acuminata fromfour beaches on the Maltese Islands were sampled for six consecutive seasons to investigate changes in population size, sex ratio, reproductive state and distribution on the shore. The populations on all the beaches showed a small decrease in numbers from spring to summer and a pronounced drop from summer to autumn, with a dramatic increase between winter and spring. Male to female sex ratio varied between 1:1 and 1:1.5. Females of all reproductive stages occurred throughout the year. There were little seasonal differences in distribution of beetles in the wet and dry zones.|
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