Flightless dung beetles, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

November 25, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Flightless dung beetles fighting over dung ball on dirt road (Circellium bacchus), Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

One of the beetles is rolling the ball, going backwards, face down. The second beetle appears to wrestle the first beetle for the dung ball. The first beetle then climbs on top of the dung ball apparently to reorient itself based on the sun, to set the right course to a hole.

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