Burying Beetles Are Part of Nature’s Clean-up Crew

By Kevin Fitzgerald Certain species of insects, along with species of vertebrate scavengers, fungi, and bacteria, are members of nature’s clean-up crew. These entities break down organic matter from complexity to simplicity, converting it into nutrients for plants, thus completing a cycle of life, death, and decay. Ways of reducing dead matter in nature vary, […]

Source: Entomology Today

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