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Friday, February 18, 2011

Miscellaneous Beetle - Part 2

We have a few species of green dung beetle here of which this is the smallest, Gymnopleurus humanus.
The female lays her eggs in the dung and then she holds onto the ball as the male pushes it with his rear legs.
They would not stop moving and I had to put my finger onto it in order to get some pictures. The male would get so mad, he would crawl onto my finger. :)
Common Metallic Longhorns (Promeces longipes)
Small dotted fruit Chafer.
He was trying to bury himself in this flower.

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