Aphodius Dung Beetle  (three photos)
Aphodius fimetarius

red dung beetle
These are really attractive dung beetles despite their craving for exotic foods. 
When they fly they are heavy laden and when they land they have a tendency to
 crash on their little backs.  Maybe that's the safest way to land.
Carol Davis, 11-3-2010

Aphodius fimetarius on its back
After struggling to right themselves, they eventually head on over to
 the buffalo "pile" and dive in head first. I had to be quick to get
 pictures because they disappeared quickly.
  Carol Davis, 11-3-2010

"Last one in is a smelly buffalo gnat!" 
Carol Davis, 11-3-2010

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