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Dung Beetle

Scarabaeus sp.


World of a Dung Beetle! It was quite an uphill task for this determined Dung Beetle. It took this neatly rolled dung to the sand dune dug a tunnel in the sand and took it inside. One of the primary reasons for doing so is to feed their young. The female deposits each individual egg in its own ball of dung and then the larvae emerges, they have their own supply of food.


Sand Dunes of Thar Desert, Rajasthan.

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triggsturner 8 years ago

Congrats on your SOTW. Lovely aspect to your image - these beetles work so hard!!

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great SOTW Vipul!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

Congratulations ... nice spotting !!

Well done Vipul,great photo,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congratulations! This is a fantastic shot :-)

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 8 years ago

Thank you Rangers !

LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congratulations Vipul Ramanuj! This spotting has been selected by our PN Rangers as our Spotting of the Week!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Dung beetles navigate by the Milky Way at night!!

doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

Really nice image.

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Sep 9, 2015
Submitted on Nov 26, 2015

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