Dung Beetle  (two photos)
aka "Tumblebug"
Canthon imitator

Dung beetle rolling the dung

dung beetle
  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.  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
Prairie Dog "rolls" here.  Dung is eaten or used for feeding larvae.  © Carol Davis, 5-27-07

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