More information:

Louw, G.N. and Hamilton, W.J. 1970. Physiological and behavioural ecology of the ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert tenebrionid, Lepidochora argentogrisea. Madoqua, 2(1): 87-95


Description:

Physiological and behavioural ecology of the ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert tenebrionid, Lepidochora argentogrisea.

Summary / Notes:

The massive dune system of the southern and central Namib Desert supports a varied fauna. Even on the vegetationless dune crests and their slipfaces there lives a variety of endemic invertebrates, tenebrionid beetles in particular, as well as several highly specialized reptiles. Keywords: Activity rhythms, Detritus, Dune system, Endemic invertebrates, Endogenous enzymes, Faecal material, L. argentogrisea, Lepidochora, Metabolic vials, Osmolality of haemolymph, Oxygen consumption, Palmatogecko rangei lizard, Surface winds, Temperature, Tenebrionid beetles.

Year: 1970

Type: Journal Article

Download: Physiological and behavioural ecology of the ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert tenebrionid.pdf (967 kb)

Preview: Preview this file


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Hamilton III, W. J. and Penrith, M.L. 1977. Description of an individual possible hybrid tenebrionid beetle and the habitat preference of the parental species. The Canadian Entomologist, 109: 701-710
  » More info & related results
1977DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Hamilton III, W.J., Henschel, J.R. and Seely, M. 2003. Fog collection by Namid Desert beetles. South African Journal of Science, 99(3/4): 181
  » More info & related results
2003 Journal Article154 kb pdf
Preview
Seely, M., Henschel, J.R. and Hamilton III, W.J. 2005. Long-term data show behavioural fog collection adaptations determine Namib Desert beetle abundance. South African Journal of Science, 101(11/12): 570-572
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article207 kb pdf
Preview
Seely, M.K., Lewis, C.J., O'Brien, K.A. and Suttle, A.E. 1983. Fog response of tenebrionid beetles in the Namib Desert. Journal of Arid Environments, 6(2): 135-143
  » More info & related results
1983 Journal Article
Naidu, S.G. 2008. Why does the Namib Desert tenebrionid Onymacris unguicularis (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) fog-bask? European Journal of Entomology, 105: 829–838
  » More info & related results
2008 Journal Article260 kb pdf
Preview
Bartholomew, G.A., Lighton, J.R.B. and Louw, G.N. 1985. Energetics of locomotion and patterns of respiration in tenebrionid beetles from the Namib Desert. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 155(2): 155-162
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article
Hamilton, W.J. and Seely, M.K. 1976. Fog basking by the Namib Desert beetle, Onymacris unguicularis. Nature, 262(5566): 284-285
  » More info & related results
1976 Journal Article
Ward, D. and Seely, M.K. 1996. Adaptation and Constraint in the Evolution of the Physiology and Behavior of the Namib Desert Tenebrionid Beetle Genus Onymacris. Evolution, 50(3): 1231-1240
  » More info & related results
1996 Journal Article
Nicolson, S.W. 1990. Water relations of the Namib Tenebrionid beetles. In Seely, M.K.,(ed), Namib Ecology: 25 years of Namib Research, pg 172-178. Transvaal Museum Monograph No. 7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
  » More info & related results
1990 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.15 mb pdf
Preview
Lamb, T. and Bond, J.E. 2013. A multilocus perspective on phylogenetic relationships in the Namib darkling beetle genus Onymacris (Tenebrionidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3): 757–765
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article
Holter, P., Scholtz, C.H. and Stenseng, L. 2009. Desert detritivory: Nutritional ecology of a dung beetle (Pachysoma glentoni) subsisting on plant litter in arid South African sand dunes. Journal of Arid Environments, 73(12): 1090–1094
  » More info & related results
2009 Journal Article1.52 mb pdf
Preview
Koch, C. 1963. The Tenebrionidae of Suthern Africa XXIX: Luebbertia plana gen. et spec.nov., with a dichotomic analysis of Stizopina (Opatrini). Scientific Papers of the Namib DesertrnResearch Station, 18: 1-87
  » More info & related results
1963 Journal Article13.16 mb pdf
Preview
Schulze, L. 1963. The Tenebrionidae of southern Africa XXXVIII: On the morphology of the larvae of some Stizopina (Coleoptera: Opatrini). Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 19: 1-23
  » More info & related results
1963 Journal Article4.24 mb pdf
Preview
Hauffe, H.C., Pietruszka, R.D. and Seely, M.K. 1988. Observations on the behaviour of Onymacris laeviceps Gebien (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Adesmiini) in the central Namib Desert dunes. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 51 (2): 183-192
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article
Schulze, L. 1962. The Tenebrionidae of Southern Africa XXXIII: Descriptive notes on the early stages of Onymacris rugatipennis Haag and Lepidochora discoidalis Gebien and keys to genera and species of Adesmiini and Eurychorini. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 24 (2-3): 161-180
  » More info & related results
1962 Journal Article2.27 mb pdf
Preview
Naidu, S.G. 2001. Water balance and osmoregulation in Stenocara gracilipes, a wax-blooming tenebrionid beetle from the Namib Desert. Journal of Insect Physiology, 47(12): 1429-1440
  » More info & related results
2001DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Naidu, S.G. 1998. Haemolymph Amino Acid, Sugar and Glycerol Levels in the Namib Desert Tenebrionid Stips stali During Dehydration and Rehydration. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 119(2): 477-484
  » More info & related results
1998DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Naidu, S.G. 2001. Osmoregulation in Onymacris rugatipennis, a free-ranging tenebrionid beetle from the Namib Desert. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 129(4): 873-885
  » More info & related results
2001DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Seely, M.K. and Hamilton, W.J. 1976. Fog Catchment Sand Trenches Constructed by Tenebrionid Beetles, Lepidochora, from the Namib Desert. Science, 193(4252): 484-486
  » More info & related results
1976DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Water vapor harvesting: Namib desert beetle. Ask Nature
  » More info & related results
2019 Website
Seely, M.K. 1979. Irregular fog as a water source for desert dune beetles. Oecologia, 42(2): 213-227
  » More info & related results
1979 Journal Article
Henschel, J.R., Grohmann, C., Siteketa, V. and Linsenmair, K.E. 2010. Monitoring tenebrionid beetle biodiversity in Namibia. African Study Monographs, 40: 91-102
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article618 kb pdf
Preview
Louw, G.N., Nicolson, S.W. and Seely, M.K. 1986. Short Communication: Respiration beneath Desert Sand: Carbon Dioxide Diffusion and Respiratory Patterns in a Tenebrionid Beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology, 120: 443-447
  » More info & related results
1986 Journal Article241 kb pdf
Preview
Curtis, B.A. 1985. The dietary spectrum of the namib desert dune ant Camponotus Detritus. Insectes Sociaux, 32(1): 78-85
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article
Hanrahan, S.A. and Kirchner, W.H. 1994. Acoustic Orientation and Communication in Desert Tenebrionid Beetles in Sand Dunes. Ethology, 97(1-2): 26–32
  » More info & related results
1994 Journal Article
Irish, J. and Mendes, L.F. 1988. New genera and species of ultrapsammophilous Namib Desert Lepismatidae (Thysanura). Madoqua, 15(4): 275-284
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article1.71 mb pdf
Preview
Watson, R.T. and Irish, J. 1988. An introduction to the Lepismatidae (Thysanura: Insecta) of the Namib Desert sand dunes. Madoqua, 15(4): 285-293
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article1.34 mb pdf
Preview
Hanrahan, S.A. and Yeaton, R.I. 1987. Population estimates of Onymacris bicolor (Coleoptera Tenebrionidae) in the dunefields of the Skeleton Coast Park, South West Africa/Namibia. Madoqua, 15(2): 175-181
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article1.09 mb pdf
Preview
Kühnelt, G. 1969. On the biology and temperature accommodation of Lepidochora argentogrisea Koch (Col. Tenebrionidae). Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 51: 121-128
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.25 mb pdf
Preview
Schulze, L. 1969. The Tenebrionidae of southern Africa part XLII: Description of the early stages of Carchares macer Pascoe and Herpiscius someri Solier with a discussion of some phylogenetic aspects arising from the incongruities of adult and larval systematics. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 53: 139-149
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.12 mb pdf
Preview
Koch, C. 1961. Some aspects of abundant life in the vegetationless sand of the Namib Desert dunes positive psammotropism in tenebrionid-beetles. Journal of the South West African Scientific Society, 15: 9-34
  » More info & related results
1961 Journal Article1.98 mb pdf
Preview
Koch, C. 1962. The Tenebrionidae of southern Africa XXXII: New psammophilous species from the Namib Desert. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 24: 107-159
  » More info & related results
1962 Journal Article5.04 mb pdf
Preview
Schulze, L. 1962. The Tenebrionidae of southern Africa XXXIII: Description of the larvae of Gonopus tibialis Fabricius and Gonopus agrestis Fahraeus (Gonopina, sensu Koch 1956). Cimbebasia, 5: 1-12
  » More info & related results
1962 Journal Article1.57 mb pdf
Preview
Therond, J. 1963. About a small collection of Histeridae (Coleoptera) from the sandy dunes of the northern Namib Desert. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station, 20: 1-3
  » More info & related results
1963 Journal Article588 kb pdf
Preview
Watson, R.T., Anelich, R. and Schutte, A.L. 1990. Fungi in the gut contents of Namib Desert dune Lepismatidae (Thysanura: Insecta). Madoqua, 17(1): 53-54
  » More info & related results
1990 Journal Article150 kb pdf
Preview
Nicolson, S.W., Bartholomew, G.A. and Seely, M.K. 1984. Ecological correlates of locomotion speed, morphometries and body temperature in three Namib Desert tenebrionid beetles. African Zoology, 19(3): 131-134
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article362 kb pdf
Preview
Seely, M.K. and Mitchell, D. 1987. Is the subsurface environment of the Namib Desert dunes a thermal haven for chthonic beetles? African Zoology, 22(1): 57-61
  » More info & related results
1987 Journal Article359 kb pdf
Preview
Naidu, S.G. and Hattingh, J. 1988. Water balance and osmoregulation in Physadesmia globosa, a diurnal tenebrionid beetle from the Namib desert. Journal of Insect Physiology, 34(10): 911-917
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article
McClain, E., Seely, M.K., Hadley, N.F. and Gray, V. 1985. Wax Blooms in Tenebrionid Beetles of the Namib Desert: Correlations with Environment. Ecology, 66(1): 112-118
  » More info & related results
1985 Journal Article
Hauffe, H.C., Searle, J.B. and Seely, M.K. 1994. The taxonomic status of two morphotypes of the tenebrionid Onymacris rugatipennis: indications from behavioural and genetical studies. Journal of Zoology, 233(2): 193–201
  » More info & related results
1994 Journal Article
Seely, M.K., Mitchell, D. and Goelst, K. 1990. Boundary layer Microclimate and Angolosaurus skoogi (Sauria: Cordylidae) activity on a northern Namib dune. In Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, pp. 156-162. Transvaal Museum Monograph No.7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
  » More info & related results
1990 Book, Book Section, Booklet4.94 mb pdf
Preview
Ward, D. and Seely, M.K. 1996. Competition and habitat selection in Namib desert tenebrionid beetles. Evolutionary Ecology, 10(4): 341-359
  » More info & related results
1996 Journal Article
Strauß, J. and Lakes-Harlan, R. 2009. The evolutionary origin of auditory receptors in Tettigonioidea: the complex tibial organ of Schizodactylidae. Naturwissenschaften, 96(1): 143-146
  » More info & related results
2009 Journal Article
McClain, E., Magnuson, P. and Warner, S.J. 1988. Behavioural fever in a Namib Desert tenebrionid beetle, Onymacris plana. Journal of Insect Physiology, 34(4): 279–284
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article
Fielden, L.J., Hickman, G.C. and Perrin, M.R. 1992. Locomotory activity in the Namib Desert golden mole Eremitalpa granti namibensis (Chrysochloridae). Journal of Zoology, 226(2): 329–344
  » More info & related results
1992 Journal Article
Henschel, J.R. 1998. Dune spiders of the Negev Desert with notes on Cerbalus psammodes (Heteropodidae). Israel Journal of Zoology (Special Issue: Spiders of Israel: Systematics, Ecology, and Behavior): 44(2): 243-251
  » More info & related results
1998 Journal Article
Frolov, A.V. and Scholtz, C.H. 2003. A new genus and species of dung beetle from southern Namibia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). African Entomology, 11(2): 297–299
  » More info & related results
2003 Journal Article819 kb pdf
Preview
Koch, C. 1969. The Tenebrionidae of Southern Africa (Col.) part LIII: Cardiosis hamiltonuli a new ultra-psammophilous species from the dunes in the Namib Desert. Scientific Papersrnof the Namib Desert Research Station, 52: 129-138
  » More info & related results
1969 Journal Article1.58 mb pdf
Preview
Steckel, J., Penrith, M.L., Henschel, J., Brandl, R. and Meyer, J. 2010. A preliminary molecular phylogeny of the Namib Desert darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae). African Zoology, 45: 107-114
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
Lamb, T., Marais, E. and Bond, J.E. 2017. A second locality for the Namib darkling beetle Onymacris brainei (Tenebrionidae, Coleoptera) and first report on its molecular phylogenetic placement. ZooKeys, 687: 63-72
  » More info & related results
2017 Journal Article1.25 mb pdf
Preview

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.