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A critter for CarolG today....
The dung beetle...Without dung beetles, the earth would be piled high with manure.
There are about 7,000 species worldwide. Dung beetles range from less than 1mm to a giant 6cm.
Dung beetles occur on every continent except Antartica. Some species have a particular preference for one type of dung only. Most prefer herbivore dung. the little guys i am showing like elephant dung.
The female lays a single egg into each ball of dung and then covers the nest with more dung and then soil. When the eggs hatch, the larvae will feed on the dung.
Dung beetles are divided into 3 groups...The rollers, the Tunnellers and the Dwellers....
They can live upto 6 years.
Have a nice day....its a hard 5 days for me, a mini war in our household...Australia play South Africa in a Cricket test match in Pretoria today. My husband hates losing to SA more than England....
Tags: Wildlife and nature
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