dung beetle

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any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs

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Although three species of dung beetle have been identified in Malaysia, the researchers found only one, Paragymnopleurus maurus, on the island that was active during the daytime.
Dung beetle assemblages in primary forest and disturbed habitats in a tropical dry landscape in western Mexico.
For instance, said Elizabeth Nichols, a Swarthmore College biologist, a healthy dung beetle population rapidly reduces the standing dung heaps that would otherwise host a variety of disease-causing worms.
The main objective of this note is to report the presence and the possible shift of food source of the Geotrupinae dung beetle Ceratotrupes fronticornis in private gardens of Mexico City (Mexico).
Effects of season and vegetation type on community organization of dung beetles in a tropical dry forest.
Revision of the neotropical dung beetle genus Oxysternon (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini).
Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said two years of research into dung beetle activity across 12 South-West sites had been completed by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
By 10 am the diverse dung beetle community had usually removed all trace of fresh dung placed on the soil surface a couple of hours previously.
From the world of the dung beetle outwards, educator Waltner-Toews explores the uses and dangers of human and animal waste, touching on agriculture, biology, biodiversity, global ecosystems, and ecological sustainability.
The dung beetle navigation experiment won the joint prize in biology and astronomy, given to Marie Dacke, Emily Baird, Marcus Byrne, Clarke Scholtz and Eric Warrant, who work in Sweden, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany.
6 m high in the morning (9:00 AM), this behaviour was registered in Tropical Rain Forests, Subtropical and Temperate Forests and in Scarp Forest (Ballerio, 2008), however until now no report of dung beetle perching in a Tropical Dry Forest was made.
Designed by Roger Titley, the South African artist who also designed the larger-than-life dung beetle and elephants that appeared in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, iDANS's "iKEDi"s (or "iCAT"s) were first introduced during the festival's 2010 season.
On top of the initial confusion, the elaborate gothic house is run down, the food is execrable (unless you happen to be a dung beetle or a fly, as are two of the guests) and the staff turn out to be actors hired (unlucky them) for the weekend by an unknown employer.
Step back in amazement and meet little Richard's dung beetle.
Dung beetle activity and the development of trichostrongylid eggs into infective larvae in cattle faeces.