British Wildlife 07.5 June 1996

Twitcher in the Swamp

"Perhaps it is in the nature of the journalist that, when faced with the latest 500-page blockbuster on Biodiversity, he prefers to write about dung beetles. The beetle in question, which threatend to topple the Desmoulin's Snail in the Biodiversity billing, is called Aphodius niger. It wallows about in cow pats around the squelchy margin of a pond in the New Forest."

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