NEW SPECIES OF COPRINI (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE: SCARABAEINAE) TAKEN FROM THE PELAGE OF THREE TOED SLOTHS (BRADYPUS TRIDACTYLUS L.) (EDENTATA: BRADYPODIDAE) IN CENTRAL AMAZONIA WITH A BRIEF COMMENTARY ON SCARAB-SLOTH RELATIONSHIPS
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Published in THE COLEOPTERISTS BULLETIN 34(4), 1980. Copyright © 1980 by Brett C. Ratcliffe. Used by permission.
Two of three species of Scarabaeidae associated with the three toed sloth in the vicinity of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil are described as new: Trichillum adisi and Uroxys besti. The pupa and third stage larva of T. adisi are described. Ecological aspects of the sloth-scarab associations are discussed.