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A small, black and shinny body with defined white spots. This is a smaller member of the Scarab and Dung beetles and while attracted to fruits they will also eat flowers, polon and nectar. This particular one has favoured the flowers of the star jasmin and has been slowly selecting and eating the petals for a few days. Young develop in domestic animal dung (horses, goats) or fertiliser on the gardens.
Forest, Garden and savanah