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Dung beetles belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae (true dung beetles) and Aphodiinae (Small dung beetles) of the family Scarabaeidae (scarab beetles). These dung beetles, known as rollers, roll dung into round balls, which are used as a food source or breeding chambers. They feed partly or exclusively on feces (dung), and can can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night. Others, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it and the third group, dwellers, simply live in the manure.
Open field at the edge of the village...