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Dung beetle

Description:

Unlike their larger relatives the rollers and the dwellers, this dung beetle is so tiny with its body length of only 3 to 4 mm. They are classified as tunnelers, instead of rolling dung in a spherical shape, they cut dung in an irregular shape several times bigger than their body and push it towards their dug out or tunnel.

Habitat:

Usually found in coastal areas on sand bars.

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Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 25, 2017
Submitted on Jun 18, 2017

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