Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) of the Mpala Research Centre and environs, Laikipia District, Kenya

  • RD Gordon
  • E Barbero
Keywords: diagnoses, keys, dung preference, mammals, herbivores


The dung beetle fauna of the subfamily Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) occurring in the Laikipia District of Kenya was surveyed. A total of 79 species were found which are diagnosed, keyed, and known dung preferences discussed. Seven species are new records for Kenya, namely Allogymnopleurus indigaceous, Copris denticulatus, Euoniticellus parvus, Gymnopleurus reichei, Oniticellus egregius, Oniticellus pseudoplanatus and Sisyphus tibialis

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