Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle


Dung beetles are between ½ and 1 inch long and overall are a metallic blue-green and copper color. Their front legs are modified for digging.  They are often attracted to lights at night.



Adult male and females dung beetles, working in pairs, dig deep burrows underneath animal excrement in which they bury portions of the droppings. These beetles are rarely encountered unless an effort is made to find them!

Information courtesy of: https://texasinsects.tamu.edu/dung-beetle/