Moroccan dung beetles prepared to clear poo from Australian paddocks at CSU Wagga

Monty Jacka
By Monty Jacka
May 12 2022 - 8:00pm
REARING: CSU researcher Leslie Weston with some of the Moroccan dung beetles. The beetles are being kept in climate-controlled chambers on the Wagga campus ahead of their release across Australia. Picture: Les Smith

Tucked away in climate-controlled chambers on Charles Sturt University's campus in Wagga, hundreds of Moroccan beetles are being prepared for a mammoth and somewhat unsavoury task.


Monty Jacka

Monty Jacka


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