Dung Beetle
Aphodius pumiliio

brown dung beetle
I stepped out of the passenger's side on my friend's car and happened
to glance down at the ground and spy a tiny winged beetle - just drawing
 in its wings.  It was this attractive dung beetle. Someone on Bugguide at
first thought this was Aphodius rectus but someone later identified
it as Aphodius pumilio.
Carol Davis, 3-16-2011

dung beetle
The wind was blowing quite hard on this day so maybe the beetle just happened to be blown into my yard. 
I got off two pictures (I always try to carry my camera with me) before it scampered into
a crack in the driveway.
Carol Davis, 3-16-2011

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