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Dung Beetle

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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."

Notes:

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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