Dung beetles play an important role in nutrient cycling and soil generation because they feed on and bury feces.


"During parts of the year in India, dung beetles bury an estimated forty to fifty thousand tons of human excrement each day." (Crump 2005:73)

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Headless Males Make Great Lovers: And Other Unusual Natural HistoriesUniversity of Chicago PressJanuary 5, 2007
Marty Crump