Dung Beetle  (two photos)
Canthon floridanus

Dung beetle rolling the dung
Moving a dung "tootsie roll" can be quite a chore, especially when it doesn't
 roll straight and you have to make alterations. Back feet up to roll and head
 up for making adjustments. Carol Davis, 5-27-07 Strawberry Res. Utah
dung beetle
  I really enjoyed watching this beneficial insect scoot rapidly
 across a walkway at Strawberry Reservoir
, one of Utah's most
 popular fishing areas. There are no shortage of mammal "rolls"
 here.  Dung is eaten or used for feeding larvae.  Carol Davis, 5-27-07

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