Dung Beetle Diaries


Dung Beetle Diaries will feature videos related to research in the Sheldon Lab. You can also go to our YouTube channel to watch videos. Enjoy!
Listen to Sheldon Lab graduate student Maggie Mamantov talk about natural history and ecology of dung beetles!


This Canthon imitator discovered some canine dung. The ‘rolling’ is a little clunky given the surrounding vegetation and the fact that the dung ball isn’t well formed.


This Canthon imitator had to compete with several other beetles that had arrived at a dung source. Once it secured a piece of the dung, the beetle scurried off with its (rather small) prize!



A Canthon imitator taking flight.


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