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 Post subject: Re: Insect: Dung beetles
Unread postPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:09 pm 
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 Post subject: green dung beetle
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All the dung beetles that I've seen have been black, so I was most intrigued by this irridencent green one. Can anyone tell me why it's green? Is it s different species? Or .... :hmz:

See inside the gate of the walkway to Maloutswa hide, Mapungubwe, in April 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: green dung beetle
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There is some information here
From the Scarab Research Group Department of Zoology & Entomology University of Pretoria

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 Post subject: Re: green dung beetle
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 Post subject: Re: green dung beetle
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It is probably the Small green dung beetle (Gymnopleurus humanus) or the Green dung beetle (Garreta nitens).

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 Post subject: Re: green dung beetle
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Thanks, Imberbe :thumbs_up: I found a bit more information here, now understanding why my pix are all a bit out of focus — danged beetle never stopped moving! :roll:

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