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Dung Beetles

REVEALED: Weird Way Poo-Rolling Bugs Find Their Way

Posted 01.24.2013 | Science

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

Dung Beetles' Poop Preferences Revealed

Posted 04.15.2012 | Science

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...

Dirty Dancing for a Greener Planet

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Photo by Arno & Louise Wildlife. Do you have a favorite animal? Chemist Sir Harold Kroto does. It is the dung beetle. Why? Because it is: an ...

Dancing On Ball Of Poop Helps Bug Find Its Way

Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/18/2012 05:11 PM EST on LiveScience Dung beetles dance on top of balls of po...

How To Find A Turd In The Woods

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

The fundamental challenge facing dung beetles is, unsurprisingly, finding dung. Time is of the essence -- arrive late and you might find that another poo pirate has stolen the prize.