Herbivore dung as food for dung beetles: elementary coprology for entomologists

@inproceedings{Holter2016HerbivoreDA,
  title={Herbivore dung as food for dung beetles: elementary coprology for entomologists},
  author={Peter Holter},
  year={2016}
}
  • Peter Holter
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • 1. How do dung beetles and their larvae manage to subsist on herbivore dung consisting of plant remains that are at least partly indigestible, mixed with various metabolic waste products? To clarify what is known and not known about this basic aspect of dung beetle biology, the present review summarises information on dung composition and discusses the feeding of beetles (food: fresh dung) and larvae (food: older dung) in relation to this information. 2. There is 70–85% water in typical… CONTINUE READING

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