Dung Beetle



Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on dung. A dung beetle can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night. 

Many dung beetles, known as rollers, roll dung into round balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Others, 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 are currently the only known non-human animal to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way.

24th July 2016
Taranga Hills, Mehasan, Gujarat, India

Nikon D7100
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
f/16, 1/320,iso-800

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