Welcoming Onthophagus vacca and Bubas bubalus

7 March 2020
O vacca dung beetle

Onthophagus vacca and Bubas bubalus, two spring-active dung beetle species, were imported from Europe as part of an MLA-CSIRO project to fill a gap in dung beetle activity in early spring across South Australia. This led to the establishment of commercial breeding programs.