Australia Is So Full of Sh#t We’ve Had to Import Dung Beetles

11 May 2022
Zachariah Kelly

“Hey Australia, you’re full of sh#t!” is what I assume a group of imported dung beetles would say if they had the ability to speak.

The CSIRO and Charles Sturt University have imported three species of dung beetle to Australia, including a new species from Morocco called G. sturmi.

Somehow, this is the latest dung beetle species to be imported by the national science body (having imported more than 1,500 species previously), with the beetle offshoot known to be pretty good at waste disposal.

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