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Dung beetle


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.


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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