Dung beetles are found in a number of insect families and have diverse habits. Some eat only dung, and some eat and break down other materials as well. Some eat the dung of herbivores, others that of omnivores.
"The Gardener’s Little Helper" is from the February 02, 2017 Home & Garden section of The Washington Post. It was written by Barbara Damrosch and narrated by Jenny Hoops.