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Friday, June 7, 2013

Small Green Dung Beetle (Gymnopleurus humeralis)

Family Scarabaeidae
These are found in all but the arid regions of South Africa.
 They are small with a body length of only 12mm and can be compared by my finger.


Active by day, they cut brood balls out of fresh dung.

2 comments:

Firefly said...

I've seen them out at Schoenmakerskop in PE once but nowhere else around the city

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful dung beetle.