Jorge Ari Noriega, Kevin D. Floate, François Génier, Chris A.M. Reid, Bert Kohlmann, Finbarr G. Horgan, Adrian L.V. Davis, Shaun A. Forgie, Carlos Aguilar, Mario G. Ibarra, Fernando Vaz‐de‐Mello, Stefano Ziani, Jorge M. Lobo
Abstract:The establishment of cattle ranches throughout the world has prompted the release of dung beetles as biological control agents that reduce pasture fouling and control dung‐breeding flies. One of these beetles, Digitonthophagus gazella (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), that is native to southeast Africa, has been introduced into the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. Distribution records for this species have been used to develop climate models of potential future establishment. Recent studies, however…
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