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the dung beetle

By beloutte
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formal name: Phaneus bonariensis
found close to Cafayate, province of Salta, Argentina.
it makes use of the bovine defecation as a substratum for its own feeding and for its descendants
Image details
Image size
1024x682px 210.35 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
190 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jan 4, 2005, 3:59:39 PM
Published:
© 2005 - 2021 beloutte
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PurpleAbyss's avatar
kimberliepee's avatar
oh yeah dude he scored
Bilboxx's avatar
It's so nice D:
I love it.. but... what is it carrying?... is that poop or something else? xD
Hi there,

This is a beautiful picture and i have to thank you so much you just made me so happy
this beetle is very rare it is a dung beetle from argentina one of my favorites next to the Scarabaeus thats common in africa, This is not Phaneus bonariensis this is from the Eucraniini species, this beetle is Anomiopsoides heteroclyta its the right name theres not very much on this guys online i been looking for a picture like this for a very long time, please let me know if its possible to buy prints from you, my e-mail is forever_dreamer2004@hotmail.com, I thank you so very much for the pic its just beautiful congrats you got a treasure there.

Albert
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Misantropia's avatar
Great macro.
Nice shot.
Hi there,

This is a beautiful picture and i have to thank you so much you just made me so happy:)
this beetle is very rare it is a dung beetle from argentina one of my favorites next to the Scarabaeus thats common in africa, This is not Phaneus bonariensis this is from the Eucraniini species, this beetle is Anomiopsoides heteroclyta its the right name:) theres not very much on this guys online i been looking for a picture like this for a very long time, I thank you so very much for the pic its just beautiful congrats you got a treasure there.

Albert
schmaurens's avatar
Nicely Craptured.. err captured sir..

BTW what exploded in the background?
IshtaSankura's avatar
i loved watching these guys when on holiday in sardinia, they are so funny and entertaining, great shot :)
moorland's avatar
I saw this kind of beetle in "microcosmos" - have you seen ? It's great film :)
Chente28's avatar
insanity-is-a-gift's avatar
its shit, bettle and a truly amazing picture:)
insanity-is-a-gift's avatar
its shit, bettle and a truly amazing picture:)
bleedsopretty's avatar
YOURE BACK????????????? YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ive emailed you and you didnt mail back
nobodys-girl's avatar
what a great capture!! i don't know how you managed to get such a tight, clear shot before the little bugger made it into his cave of fecal treasures! btw- no offense to 'pixiedustandcaramels' (comment above), but i like that the edges of the photo are blurred. it keeps the focus on the beetle quite nicely.
loonyleo's avatar
Man hwo many hours do oyu spend to catch those?
Amazing shot as usual!
0okami-sama's avatar
-gaspage- That picture is pwnsome! :+favlove:
xxPearlJammerxx's avatar
I love insects , so to me this picture is cute ! I love it !
MyToeHasSpoken's avatar
holy shit. never thought id fav a pic of a beetle rolling shit.

but i have! great pic!
I'm impressed..good work
mudra's avatar
wow ! really nice picture..
and great shot! :) :)
pixiedustandcaramels's avatar
nice detail shot, your camera has pretty good clarity but the edges are not completely crisp
lilienn's avatar
beetle juice, beetle juice, beetle juice!!!!
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