Friday, April 24, 2009

Dung beetles at the Texas Nature Project

While on tour yesterday with Dr. Sherra Theisen, we got to see two dung beetles in action. They were cool. You can only see one in my photos. The other beetle is working underneath the dung ball.

To read more about these interesting insects, go to Ro Wauer's article, "Why Everyone Should Love Dung Beetles."

UPDATE MARCH 24, 2011–I'm betting this little gal (yes, it's a tell-tale horn on her head) is an Onthophagus gazella, a species introduced by USDA scientists in the 1970s. 

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