A fungal-first: Pathogenic fungus found to infect dung beetles in Australia

2 June 2023

"New research from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, has found pathogenic fungus Beauveria australis infecting dung beetles for the first time.

A locally found pathogenic fungus, Beauveria australis, has for the first time been observed infecting imported dung beetles in Australia.

The discovery by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, suggests local fungi may have contributed to the failure of some imported dung beetle species to establish here."

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Image credit: CSIRO