Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Wordy Wordless Wednesday - Dung Beetle

[One of the species of genus Canthon dung beetles, rolling its prize along the path at Kuser Bog, High Point State Park, NJ on June 1. Another, presumed female, beetle was in close attendance. These were lifers for me. According to Eaton and Kaufman's Field Guide to Insects of North America, "Males roll balls of dung, while females ride atop or assist alongside. The pair eventually bury each sphere a few inches underground. The female lays an egg on the 'brood ball,' and a humpbacked larvae develops inside."]

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