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Old 06-07-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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"It's utilitarian. We're relying on biodiversity to make a living as a species. Insects make our existence comfortable in so many ways we don't even know."
when sheep and cattle were introduced to Australia, the existing dung beetles were unable to process their (poo). (They'd evolved to only eat marsupial (poo), not placental mammal (poo). So the bush flies descended and made large parts of the continent uninhabitable. Land, of course, is money. It wasn't until the 1960s, when dung beetles from other continents were imported, that the flies were brought under control.
Apparently the reader used a word to graphic for adults...lol.
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