What do dung beetles eat?

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:P. Holter, Scholtz C. H.
Journal:Ecological Entomology
Keywords:Assimilable carbon, C/N ratio, coprophagous, food exploitation, nitrogen, selective feeding

1. Most adult coprophagous beetles feed on fresh dung of mammalian herbivores, confining ingestion to small particles with measured maximum diameters from 2 – 5 to 130

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