Yet 90% of farmers in Britain don't even know that Britain has native dung beetles
With the planetarium dome darkened, the nocturnal Scarabaeus satyrus dung beetles
fumbled and curlicued around.
The dung beetle
specimens were identified by JMM using a dissecting microscope and the key by Frolov and Scholtz (2005).
Living dung beetles
(Copris ochus) were collected in the suburb of Changchun, Jilin Province, China.
DIRTY WORK: Dung beetles
are the world's strongest insect
Millipedes emit strong smells that dung beetles
use to find them," says Larson.
I dropped my tank of dung beetles
this morning and they get everywhere.
Chapter 1, "Maestros of Earth and Air," takes us among dung beetles
, monarch butterflies, ants, bees, cicadas, and roaches.
An expert on ravens, bumblebees, and African dung beetles
, he is the author of twelve books, including Racing the Antelope, Mind of the Raven, and Bumblebee Economics.
Earthworms and dung beetles
should be encouraged so they consume or bury manure as quickly as possible.
According to an article in the Bat Conservation Trust newsletter Bat News, cow pats were once the thriving homes of dung beetles
and other creeping creatures.
Larsen works with WWF and Princeton University to develop science-based conservation strategies in the Andes-Amazon region using ecologically important dung beetles
as a model system.
The TV presenter, 56, will be the voice behind BBC1's Hidden Kingdoms, which highlights the dangers faced by creatures such as chipmunks, dung beetles
and the tree shrew.
The dung beetle
navigation experiment that showed lost dung beetles
can use the Milky Way to find their way home, won the joint prize in biology and astronomy, given to Marie Dacke, Emily Baird, Marcus Byrne, Clarke Scholtz and Eric Warrant.
Pachysoma dung beetles
in Africa have a gait never before described in insects--almost a gallop.