Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2016;60:359-61 - Vol. 60 Núm.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2016.07.003
Short Communication
First report of two species of scarab beetles (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) inside nests of Azteca cf. chartifex Forel (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in Brazilian Amazonian Rainforest
João Rafael Alves-Oliveiraa,, , Diego Matheus de Mello Mendesa, Douglas de Camposa, Alberto Moreira da Silva-Netoa, José Wellington de Moraisa, Paschoal Coelho Grossib
a Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Manaus, AM, Brazil
b Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Laboratório de Taxonomia de Insetos, Departmento de Agronomia/Proteção de Plantas, Recife, PE, Brazil
Recebido 07 Junho 2016, Aceitaram 29 Julho 2016
Abstract

We report for the first time the occurrence of two species of scarab beetles, Phileurus carinatus declivis Prell, 1914 (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) and Cyclidius elongatus (Olivier, 1789) (Cetoniinae: Cremastocheilini) inside nests of Azteca cf. chartifex Forel, 1896, a neotropical arboreal ant species. This report indicates that these two beetle species are associated, at least as inquilines, to this ant species, although the nature of this relationship remains unclear.

Keywords
Central Amazonia, Flower chafer, Myrmecophily, Rhinoceros beetle
Rev Bras Entomol 2016;60:359-61 - Vol. 60 Núm.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2016.07.003