Dung Beetles in Vermont and New York

Dung Beetles in Vermont and New York

Description: Dung beetles are a very important part of the pasture ecosystem. They are beneficial insects which provide a variety of ecosystem services on pastures. These two publications cover What Are Dung Beetles and Why Are They Important? and Identifying Dung Beetles.


  • Bryony Sands
  • John Bruce
  • Lauren Giroux
  • Heather Darby

Publisher: University of Vermont Extension

Publication date: May 2023

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Sands, B., L. Giroux, J. Bruce, H. Darby. 2024. Integrated parasite management (IPM) and the pasture ecosystem: Optimizing outcomes for cattle, insect biodiversity, and soil health. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 368. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.109022.