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Dung beetle crossing the road in Rundu, Namiba, Africa

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. All of these species belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. This beetle can also be referred to as the scarab beetle. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on feces, that subfamily is often dubbed true dung beetles. There are dung-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (the earth-boring dung beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,000 species.1
Many dung beetles, known as rollers, are noted for rolling dung into spherical balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other dung beetles, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in manure. They are often attracted by the dung burrowing owls collect.
(Wikipedia)

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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Oulik! Skryf dit asb in by Afrikaans is my moedertaal!

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Jammer! Hier

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Irene, jy kan hierdie knaap ook hier inskryf, sluit eers aan by die groep as jy nog nie het nie.

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    17 Maart 2011:

    Klik op banier.

  • Irene  van Vuuren
    Irene van Vuurenalmost 4 years ago

    Baie baie dankie vir hierdie GROOT erkenning! Ek waardeer dit opreg! Ek is so opgewonde, want ek is maar ’n beginner en dit is so ’n groot aanmoediging. Nogmaals dankie!

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffalmost 4 years ago

    Veels geluk met die toekenning!

  • Baie dankie, Rina! Ek waardeer groot hoor!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago


    Klik op die banier asb.

  • Baie groot dankie vir hierdie toekenning, ek waardeer dit opreg!

    – Irene van Vuuren

  • ShootingStars8
    ShootingStars8almost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Shooting Stars8, I do appreciate this feature! It is an honour to accept!

    – Irene van Vuuren

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