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- Davis, Andrew K.
- Journal of insect behavior 2014 v.27 no.4 pp. 496-502
- Odontotaenius disjunctus; animals; elytra; physical activity; United States
- ... Many beetle species engage in territorial behaviors or male-male contests involving lifting or flipping their opponents, although this type of strength has never been empirically quantified. This study examined the lifting capacity of a medium-sized (1–2 g) saprolytic beetle native to the United States (horned passalus beetle, Odontotaenius disjunctus), and strength was measured during passive and ...