71 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w line drawings, colour distribution maps
Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia to introduced dung beetles covers all species found in Australia, including two newly introduced species. It will enable farmers, Landcare workers and the interested public to identify and learn about the basic biology of these beetles found in cattle dung.
"This handy pocket guide, perfect for glove-boxes [...] will be a great resource for landholders, Landcare groups and anyone who wants to identify and learn more about these amazing insects and the valuable role they play in our landscapes by enhancing pastures, improving soil health and reducing parasites."
– Bruce Lord, Land for Wildlife South East Queensland, January 2016, pp 13
"This handy, pocket-sized and laminated field guide [...] will enable farmers, Landcare workers and interested punters to identify and learn about the basic biology of these beetles found in cattle dung. Go and see what you can find!"
– Grass Roots, pp 73
The introduced beetles
Onitis pecuarius v. O. viridulus
Native dung beetles
Other beetles in dung
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Jane Wright joined CSIRO in 1984 to work on the dung beetle project in South Africa. After a detour through stored grain research, Jane returned to dung beetles in her retirement and led the project to introduce Onthophagus vacca and Bubas bubalus. She is Chair of the Dung Beetles for Landcare Farming Committee.