Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia: A Pocket Field Guide


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Introduced Dung Beetles in Australia: A Pocket Field Guide Authors: , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: CSIRO Publishing
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Pages: 80 Illustrations and other contents: Maps, Illustrations, Colour photographs Language: English ISBN: 9781486300693 Categories: , ,

This field guide 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.

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Author Biography

Penny Edwards worked at the CSIRO Dung Beetle Research Unit in South Africa for five years researching the reproductive biology of dung beetles, and later in Canberra studying the effect of dung quality on dung beetle growth and reproduction. She was the technical co-ordinator on the 2001-2002 Queensland Dung Beetle Project. Pam Wilson worked for the Northern Tablelands Dung Beetle Express project during which time she was involved in dung beetle monitoring, harvesting and release under the guidance of the Queensland Dung Beetle Project. After receiving a Churchill Fellowship Pam studied the effects of grazing management on dung beetle populations in South Africa. 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.