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Dor beetle

Observed: 14th October 2011 By: Tom123
Dor beetle
Dor beetle 1
Dor beetle 1 2
Dor beetle 1 2 3
Description:

was flying just above ground making a humming noise

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jenniferpowell's picture

Cow Pat

I read this intresting article on Dor beetles that explains how dor beetles come out in mating pairs at night, find cow dung, then the female build a series of tunnels underneath the dung, the male helps clear the soil, then he brings dung into each of the tunnels while she lays eggs in each. The larva then lives off this dung.
I'll never look at cow pat the same again. :)

jennifer powell