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

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"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 PressMay 1, 2007
Marty Crump

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