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Green Dung Beetle

Onthophagus sp.

Description:

Family: Scarabaeidae Genus: Onthophagus

Notes:

Rio Javarí - Brazil - Amazon - Palmarí Jungle Lodge Research Facility

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6 Comments

JorgeGómezPalomares
JorgeGómezPalomares 11 years ago

these are pretty fun bugs :D

KristalWatrous
KristalWatrous 11 years ago

Beautiful beetle.

Alejandro Moyano
Alejandro Moyano 11 years ago

Hey good info guys! thanks!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Yes... Juan...its..in Scarabaeidae

http://snailstales.blogspot.com/2009/01/...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

This is a Dung beetle.
They make balls with mammals faeces and females lay the eggs inside

Alejandro Moyano
Spotted by
Alejandro Moyano

Atalaia do Norte, Amazonas, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 29, 2009
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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