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.
Recent bibliographic items
- Synopsis of the new subtribe Scatimina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Ateuchini), with descriptions of twelve new genera and review of Genieridium, new genus
- Rapid turnover and edge effects in dung beetle assemblages (Scarabaeidae) at a Bolivian Neotropical forest-savanna ecotone
- Revision of Phanaeus Macleay, a New World genus of scarabaeine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae)
- A revision of the Neotropical genus Ontherus Erichson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae), supplement 1