News tagged with dung beetle

Australia—riding on the insect's back

As you may have spotted, the title of this article is a cheeky reference to the famous saying that Australia rides on the back of a particular woolly ruminant. The reference dates back to 1894, when the wool industry was ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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Galloping beetles could be counting steps

( —A species of dung beetle in the Western Cape has given up its ability to fly and instead gallops across the sand in a behaviour which researchers suspect evolved as a way to navigate back and forth from home.

dateOct 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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