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.














2 comments:

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!