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Living Poop

"When disturbed, these beetles draw in their legs and lie motionless, resembling dirt or rubbish, and are often overlooked" - Borror & DeLong 1954

Insect Mimicry


 I spotted this in the backyard and took it to my observation table in the courtyard. It looked like a piece of bird poop (don't worry, I wash my hands before food prep!), but I knew it was more. Check out the video below:


I believe this is skin beetle, a member of the Troginae, a subfamily of the Scarab beetles. 

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  1. Fascinating. I never would have noticed that one...

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