|Page: Dung Beetle|
As his name suggests, Dung Beetle feeds on faeces excreted from both herbivores and carnivores - he is literally nature's janitors. As you can imagine, he is immensely useful in a number of situations. He has been released with his brood by local councils in some Australian cities to help control dog faeces in public places, as well as remove cow dung from pastures that, if left, could become habitat for pests such as flies. Dung Beetle also helps with imporving nutrient cycling and soil structure through his action of burying and consuming dung.