Copris lunaris

Dung Beetle - There are over 6000 species of dung beetle! Dung beetles collect and bury dung in which the female lay their eggs. The sub family (Scarabaeinae) are collectively called true dung beetles. They range in size from just a few millimeters to a few inches! When the larva hatches it feeds on the surrounding dung. From here it forms a pupa which eventually hatches and newly formed beetles search for a fresh dung supply. After a couple of weeks the cycle starts all over again! Fascinating. Sagres Portugal

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