Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

True Dung Beetle



Small, about half an inch I think. Black, and he tucks up his front legs into his head when he plays dead. And when I was releasing him his front legs have little spikes on them so he tried to dig out of my hand. It kinda hurt...


Right outside of a workshop at my house, he looked like an acorn but when curiosity got the better of me and I looked it was CERTAINLY not an acorn. Very lively little guy when he wasn't playing dead.


Odd little horn on his odd little shovel-like head. EXTREMELY strong for such an adorably tiny little bug. Really really really strong. I was impressed when he bulldozed my finger aside in his effort to get free. I underestimated this little mini-hulk. :D

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Gala Academy
Spotted by a stud ent at Gala Academy

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Oct 24, 2015
Submitted on Oct 24, 2015


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team