Dung Beetles Modify Emissions (1 of 2) (image) University of Helsinki Share Print E-Mail Caption By digging around in their food, dung beetles like Aphodius pedellus may aerate cow pats -- and thereby modify methane emissions. Credit Drawing of beetle by Kari Heliövaara, photo of cow pat by Eleanor Slade. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.