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Last Interglacial temperate landscape
2014-03-04 05:28:14

Analysis of fossilized dung beetles has revealed that prehistoric temperate ecosystems were comprised not just of dense forest, but a mosaic of closed forest and wood-pasture vegetation.

Dung Beetles Use Milky Way For Nocturnal Navigation
2013-01-24 14:35:18

Back before technology emerged into everyone's pockets, sailors used the stars as their GPS system when navigating the seven seas. While that way of navigation is a little outdated for humans, it’s still a modern technology for dung beetles.

Beetles Keep Their Cool With Dung
2012-10-23 04:41:15

The next time the thermostat hits the triple digits outside, instead of paying a high electric bill for the month, take a page out of the dung beetle's playbook and try cooling off with some fresh feces instead.

2012-03-06 10:21:38

Dung beetles are important to healthy cattle pasture ecosystems as they provide for nutrient recycling, removal of waste products from the soil surface and assist in the reduction of pestiferous flies.

Dung Beetles Dance To Provide Crucial Navigation Cues
2012-01-19 13:41:58

The dung beetle dance, performed as the beetle moves away from the dung pile with his precious dung ball, is a mechanism to maintain the desired straight-line departure from the pile

2009-07-16 08:39:17

A new study of 30 million year old fossil 'mega-dung' from extinct giant South American mammals reveals evidence of complex ecological interactions and theft of dung-beetles' food stores by other animals.

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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.

2008-09-02 16:58:09

The evolutionary tradeoff between becoming a bigger fighter or lover could lead to new species among dung beetle populations. Male beetles may not transform in the blink of an eye, but natural selection seems to have driven rapid evolution in the size of their fighting horns - and their reproductive tools - during a time period of just 50 years in one newly studied case. "As horns get bigger, copulatory organs get smaller, or vice versa," said Armin Moczek, an...

2008-09-01 08:32:35

The evolutionary tradeoff between becoming a bigger fighter or lover could lead to new species among dung beetle populations. Male beetles may not transform in the blink of an eye, but natural selection seems to have driven rapid evolution in the size of their fighting horns - and their reproductive tools - during a time period of just 50 years in one newly studied case. "As horns get bigger, copulatory organs get smaller, or vice versa," said Armin Moczek, an...


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2009-04-28 16:22:53

The South American Scarab Dung Beetle (Oxysternon conspicillatum) is a species of dung beetle of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Most Scarab beetles are known as true dung beetles as they feed mainly on feces. Dung beetles live in many different habitats, including desert, farmland, forest, and grasslands. They do not like extremely cold or dry weather. This beetle species is trimorphic (able to produce up to three different types of males). Each male has different forms of body weaponry...

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