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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


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Description of an individual possible hybrid tenebrionid beetle and the habitat preference of the parental species.

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The structure and behavior of a sterile male intergeneric hybrid tenebrionid beetle from the Namib Desert are described. Compared with the courtship performance of males of the parental types the hybrid male was intermediate in choice of females. The parental species occur together in the field and there is a broad habitat overlap in utilized parts of the environment. Intergeneric courtship was regularly observed, but only one instance of hybridization was noted.

Year: 1977

Type: Journal Article

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