The world of dung beetles

17 November 2020
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail

Dung beetles are an important part of the eco-system, often described as eco-system engineers, the small creatures recycle manure.

In Australia, there are about 500 native species of dung beetles but they only eat or have adapted to marsupial species so they cannot be used for sheep or cattle dung.

The CSIRO have been importing dung beetles to control sheep and cattle dung for the past 50 years and have been running a national breeding program to try and establish dung beetles year round.


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