dung beetle

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dung beetle Small to medium-sized scarab beetle. Some species form balls of dung as food for their larvae, and may roll the balls some distance before burying them. Family Scarabaeidae; species Geotrupus stercorarius.

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dung bee·tle • n. a beetle (esp. families Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae.) whose larvae feed on dung.

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dung beetle See GEOTRUPIDAE.

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dung beetle: see scarab beetle.