volume 166, issue 10, P810-817 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12730
View full text
Paul Manning, Owen T. Lewis, Sarah A. Beynon

Abstract: Abstract Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) are chemical compounds administered to livestock for parasite control. These compounds are poorly metabolized and pass relatively unchanged into the dung of treated animals. When coprophagous insects such as dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) are exposed to ML residues while feeding on dung, lethal and sublethal effects are often observed. This can lead to ML residues impairing ecosystem functions that underpin agricultural production. A strategy to reduce these negat…

expand abstract