First Record of Scirtidae (Coleoptera) Associated With Decaying Carcasses in the Neotropical Region

Rodrigo Cesar Azevedo Pereira Farias, Daniel Dal-Bó, Wellington Emanuel dos Santos, Antonio José Creão-Duarte, Patricia Jacqueline Thyssen

Abstract


During a two-year study on the insect fauna associated with pig carcasses in an Atlantic forest remnant in João Pessoa, state of Paraíba, Brazil, 127 adult Scirtes sp. were collected. This is the first record of specimens of the family Scirtidae associated with carcasses in the Neotropical region.


Primeiro Registro de Scirtidae (Coleoptera) Associado a Carcaças em Decomposição na Região Neotropical


Resumo. Durante um estudo de dois anos da entomofauna associada a carcaças de suínos em um remanescente de Mata Atlântica em João Pessoa, PB, Brasil, foram coletados 127 indivíduos de Scirtes sp. Este é o primeiro registro de exemplares da família Scirtidae associados a carcaças na região Neotropical.



Keywords


Besouros Scirtes; entomologia forense; Mata Atlântica; Marsh beetles; forensic entomology; Atlantic forest

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