Dung Beetle

Close-up photo of a Dung Beetle.

Animal's Behavior 
Males and females work in pairs to dig burrows beneath animal excrement. They move some of the excrement down into the tunnel, where the female lays her eggs in it.

Eating Habits
Animal excrement

Southern United States

Animal Facts
Dung beetles are not pests, and play an important role in reducing fecal matter in the environment, thus reducing the number of disease spreading flies.