Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dung Beetle - Aphodius fimetarius

For whatever reason I’ve always associated dung beetles with the prairies where I grew up. On the farm, whether in the chicken coop, the pig barn or the cow pasture, there was lots of dung for these beetles to eat. I was pleasantly surprised to find this guy on our walking trail up here in the Boreal forest. This species was introduced from Europe and is about 7mm in size.


Acerebel said...

What a stunning shot of the beetle with its wings deployed! The hidden beauty brought to us all. Thanks!

Harvey Schmidt said...

Thank you!