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Dung Beetle


Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces (dung). A dung beetle can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night. There are many different kinds of Dung Beetles, this one would be characterized as a "roller," I would assume.


This character was spotted in my gravel driveway in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The YouTube video shows it in action. It's under "macahuna" and "DungBeetle."


If you thought Sisyphus had it tough, look at this guy - doing it backwards!!

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Ron Rockwell
Spotted by
Ron Rockwell

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2018
Submitted on Jul 23, 2018

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