Where Dung Beetles Perch Says a Lot About Community Evolution

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Research on dung beetle behavior shows many species, especially smaller ones, choose a “sit and wait” strategy for finding food, while only larger ones actively search for food by following animals. A pair of biologists suggest this behavior is a resource-partitioning strategy to reduce competition for scarce food.

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