Trogidae, MacLeay, 1819

Majka, Christopher G., Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph F., 2006, New Coleoptera records from owl nests in Nova Scotia, Canada, Zootaxa 1194, pp. 33-47: 43

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.2646209

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:59C097D1-E61E-4A78-AD88-F0D016A89A80

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/802787C3-0D71-FFD0-FEFB-6958FB2FFCC4

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Plazi

scientific name

Trogidae
status

 

Trogidae 

Trox aequalis Say  is widely distributed throughout much of eastern and central North America south to northern Mexico ( Vaurie 1955). In Canada it is found from Manitoba east to Nova Scotia ( McNamara 1991). Species of Trox  feed in situations where feathers or mammal hairs abound, either in the nests of birds, chiefly hole­nesting species such as owls, woodpeckers, and starlings ( Sturnus vulgaris Linné  ), or in the nests of burrowing mammals, such as foxes, gophers, squirrels, mice, rats, rabbits, and badgers. Owl pellets are a good source of supply for some of the smaller species ( Vaurie 1955). Trox aequalis  has been found in a variety of nests of mammals and birds, such as crows, screech owls, barn owls ( Tyto alba (Scopoli))  , great horned owls ( Bubo virginianus (Gmelin)  , buteos, turkey vultures ( Cathartes aura Linné  ), starlings, and tufted titmice ( Baeolophus bicolor (Linné)) ( Robinson 1941)  , and in northern saw­whet owl nests (Phillips et al. 1983).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Trogidae

Loc

Trogidae

Majka, Christopher G., Klimaszewski, Jan & Lauff, Randolph F. 2006
2006
Loc

Baeolophus bicolor (Linné)) ( Robinson 1941 )

) (Robinson 1941
1941
Loc

Trox aequalis

Say 1831
1831
Loc

Trox aequalis

Say 1831
1831