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Dung Beetle

How dung beetles are duped into rolling and burying seeds

The Conversation Africa | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Jeremy Midgley, University of Cape Town Dung beetles find their food - which is dung - by its pungent smell. Once found, dung beetles then roll and b...

Scientists Reveal Secret To Dung Beetles' Impressive Navigation Skills

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Home

Dung beetles spend their days collecting other animals' poop to feed on. While they may not seem like the most elegant of creatures, it turns out thei...

REVEALED: Weird Way Poo-Rolling Bugs Find Their Way

Posted 01.24.2013 | Home

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/24/2013 12:07 PM EST on LiveScience Despite having tiny brains, dung beetles are surprisi...

WATCH: Beetles Dance On Poop Balls To Keep Cool

Posted 10.22.2012 | Home

By Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Dung beetles can use balls of poo much like air-conditioning units to cool themselves, researc...

Dung Beetles' Poop Preferences Revealed

Posted 04.15.2012 | Home

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/13/2012 03:56 PM EDT on LiveScience Dung beetles prefer the smelliest poop they can fin...

The Beetle Is The World's Strongest Insect

The Independent | John von Radowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After months of trials, a contender for the title of World's Strongest Insect was named by scientists today. The dung beetle species Onthophagus taur...