posted on May, 2 2012 @ 09:30 AM
I watched one of these dung beetles roll up a ball from some fox scat then push it about 20 or 30 feet until it got to a hole and buried it. This took
close to an hour for it do the job.
What I noticed was that there was a large persimmon seed in the ball of dung and it occurred to me that this may be one of nature's ways of planting
Dung beetles can have really wild iridescent metallic colors on them too, they look black until the light changes then they suddenly look
In sub-Saharan Africa dung beetles play an important role in breaking up the soil so the water doesn't just run off but actually seeps down and
replenishes the water table during the annual rainy season.
Amazing how something so small can play such an important role.