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Our friends the dung beetles.

"Siccing Fungi on Malaria" (SN: 8/13/05, p. 106) says that fungal sprays could kill nontarget insect species, "but most of those species people don't want anyway." That is a flippant way to blow off reasonable questions. "Most" means "not all," so some of them people would want. And I would suggest that most people don't want (don't care about) worms or flies or dung beetles or the myriad scavengers that keep our world clean and livable.

TOM TURNER, NEWPORT, R.I.
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Author:Turner, Tom
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Date:Oct 1, 2005
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