A survey of the beetles (Coleoptera) in post-2019–20 burnt and unburnt forests in northeast New South Wales is described. The survey focussed on groups that were well-represented from previous surveys, easily trapped and taxonomically well known at species level. The principal target group comprised 12 species of Scarabaeinae (dung beetles) which had been listed as potentially significantly impacted by the 2019–20 fires. The results indicate that most species are fire tolerant and no species could be considered threatened by the fires.

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