Flightless dung beetle with dung ball

Flightless dung beetle with dung ball

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Credit: PETER CHADWICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flightless dung beetle (Scarabaeus rugosus) on top of a dung ball. The dung beetles that roll dung into balls, known as rollers, use the dung as a food source or as a brooding chamber for their larvae. Photographed in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, in the Western Cape region of South Africa.

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