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dc.contributor.authorSimons, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorMolina, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHagadorn, Mallory
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Dana
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Sciencesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-19T18:22:32Z
dc.date.available2018-05-19T18:22:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.description.abstractOur understanding of how human activities impact insect communities is limited. Dung beetles, well known for the ecosystem services they provide, are faced with many conservation threats, particularly from deforestation and agriculture. Here we used 200-m transects and human-dung—baited pitfall traps to examine dung beetle populations in 7 forests of Maryland's Coastal Plain. We set traps once a month, from May 2014 to April 2015, to determine species presence, abundance, range, and seasonality. We collected 6463 individuals representing 22 species; Janes Island State Park (JISP) had the highest abundance (2705 individuals) and Martinak State Park (MSP) had the highest species richness (19 species). During summer 2015, we examined the succession of dung beetles attracted to bait in JISP and MSP. We set 10 traps once a month (May–August) in each site and collected beetles on days 1, 3, 5, 7, 14, and 21 without dung replacement. In JISP, Onthophagus hecate (Scooped Scarab) was abundant throughout each 21-d period, and accounted for 68% of all beetles collected. In MSP, most specimens were collected by day 5. Here we provide information for conservation of locally rare or uncommon species.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1656/045.025.0108en_US
dc.format.extent14 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M23X83P42
dc.identifier.citationSimons, P., Molina, M., Hagadorn, M. A., & Price, D. L. (2018). Monitoring of Dung Beetle (Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) Activity Along Maryland's Coastal Plain. Northeastern Naturalist, 25(1), 87-100.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/10786
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEagle Hill Instituteen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtSalisbury UniversityEnglish
dc.subjectDung beetlesen_US
dc.subjectScarabaeidaeen_US
dc.subjectGeotrupidaeen_US
dc.subjectDung beetle activitesen_US
dc.subjectCoastal Plain (Maryland)en_US
dc.titleMonitoring of dung beetle (Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) activity along Maryland's Coastal Plainen_US
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