For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

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.


Firefly the Travel Guy said...

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

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful dung beetle.