Circellium bacchus

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Circellium bacchus


Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Scarabaeinae
Genus: Circellium
Species: Circellium bacchus
Synonyms (3): C. hemisphaericus – C. lyceus – C. waterhousei



  • Fabricius, J.C. 1781. Species insectorum; exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma, auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin ediectis observationibus, descriptionibus. Carol. Ernest. Bohnii, Hamburg and Kiel, vol 1: VIII + 552 pp. BHL Reference page
  • The role of the subelytral spiracles in respiration in the flightless dung beetle Circellium bacchus.
  • The role of the mesothoracic spiracles in respiration in flighted and flightless dung beetles.
  • Pump out the volume - The effect of tracheal and subelytral pressure pulses on convective gas exchange in a dung beetle, Circellium bacchus (Fabricus).
  • Kryger, U. et al. 2006: Biology and ecology of Circellium bacchus (Fabricius 1781) (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae), a South African dung beetle of conservation concern. Tropical zoology, 19(2): 185–207. abstract and full article (PDF)
  • Le Roux, E. et al. 2008: Pre- and post-copulatory mate selection mechanisms in an African dung beetle, Circellium bacchus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Journal of insect behavior, 21: 111–122.
  • Scholtz, C.H.; Coles, K.S. 1991: Description of the larva of Circellium bacchus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 54(2): 261–264.
  • Sole, C.L.; Scholtz, C.H. 2012 (online): Phylogeographic pointers to conservation needs: South Africa's flagship dung beetle, Circellium bacchus. Insect conservation and diversity, doi: 10.1111/icad.12011

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