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Dung beetle

Scarabaeinae sp.

Description:

shiny black with ridges on back, approx. 7/8 inch long, feathery antennae

Habitat:

spotted in scrub area adjacent to golf course

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3 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

Thanks, Guys. I'mstill looking into it, but because of the are in which this beetle was spotted and evidence of sand 'mounds', I'm thinking this is a Florida deepdigger scarab beetle. Another interesting thing: the presence of dung beetles around burrowing owls homes is because the owls actually "bait" them by collecting dung for their homes. http://www.research.ufl.edu/publications...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Yes Scarab beetle.

auntnance123
Spotted by
auntnance123

Florida

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Oct 22, 2011

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