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2009-01-21 09:40:00

The dung beetle is emerging from the bottom of the food chain led by a brand new and scary species. A Peruvian scarab type species has been recorded fighting and devouring millipedes 10 times its size. The species D. valgum is done with dung. In its place, the nocturnal critter prefers to chop the heads off their prey with its "teeth" and then consume their guts.  This is an uncommon occurrence of a scavenger evolving into a carnivore, say US scientists.  Dung beetles are normally...


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