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Histerini contains some of the most commonly encountered histerids. Throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of Africa and the Americas, Histerini are the most abundant histerids associated with dung. Several predaceous Histerini have in fact been widely introduced (in Australia and Hawaii, in particular) to help control flies breeding in cattle dung. In the Old World, dung associations are by far the most common for species of Histerini. However, there are many exceptions to this 'rule'