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Initiative 34

Field Establishment of new Dung Beetle Species

There is a a gap in dung beetle activity in early spring across southern Australia. Two new speciese of Dung Beetles were imported from Europe. The beetles have been acclimatised to southern hemisphere conditions (in the laboratory) and are now ready to be released in the field.

What are we doing?

This project is to provide support for the management of three sites in South Australia to ensure, as far as possible, the establishment of resident populations of the beetles in the field and contribution to an ongoing-rearing plan that enables beetles from the South Australian sites to be redistributed around Australia.

Timing:

March 2016

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