Welcome to Scarabaeinae dung beetles

Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) are a diverse and cosmopolitan group of insects. Because dung beetles play important ecological roles, are highly sensitive to global change, and can be easily sampled using standardized methods, they are frequently used as a model taxon in biodiversity studies. This site provides information on all aspects of dung beetles, including, but not limited to, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, natural history, and conservation. Please get involved by contributing images, bibliographic resources, classification updates, or any other data.

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    Ontherus sulcator FABRICIUS, 1775
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