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|This beautiful beetle was waiting to grab somebody's attention...|
Fortunately I happened to be that lucky guy...
Information on the Specimen:
Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on faeces.This beetle can also be referred to as the scarab beetle.
Many dung beetles, known as rollers, are noted for rolling dung into spherical balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other dung beetles, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in manure.
Dung beetles play a remarkable role in agriculture. By burying and consuming dung, they improve nutrient cycling and soil structure. They also protect livestock, such as cattle, by removing the dung which, if left, could provide habitat for pests such as flies
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- [2009-08-24 4:56]
Good picture of this interesting insect.Great shot.Regards.Alin.