Researchers welcome Moroccan natives who may change the face of farming

12 September 2021
About Regional

Australia’s newest immigrants aren’t likely to be seen strolling the city streets, but they’re here to do a dirty little job that will hopefully change the nation.

More than 300 of the Onthophagus andalusicus beetles (yes, try to say that) arrived safely at Canberra’s CSIRO importation facility last week after a journey lasting more than a year.

The world-tripping dung beetles left their native Morocco in 2019, enjoying a stint of stringent cleaning in the south of France before heading down to Australia.

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