Dung beetles on the rise across southern Australia

2 October 2019
The Advocate

Dung beetles, as the name suggests, are species of insects that feed on animal manure. Some dung beetles roll dung into round balls for food or breeding purposes, and are known as rollers. Other dung beetle species reside in the manure itself, and are referred to as dwellers. A third group of dung beetle species bury the dung wherever they find it and are known as tunnellers, and it is this group of dung beetles, which have had the greatest impact on productive agriculture.

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