Dung Beetle

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Heliocopris hamadryas is a species of dung beetle known for its powerful, shovel-shaped head and impressive strength. With its ability to efficiently bury and recycle animal waste, this beetle plays a critical role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems.

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. Many dung beetles, known as rollers, roll dung into round 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. Dung beetles are currently the only animal, other than humans, known to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way.

The specimen is encased in a 9“ x 9“ frame.