Blackburnium rhinoceros. This unusual dung beetle is...
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Image #cld1715349
SpeciesBlackburnium rhinoceros
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionThis unusual dung beetle is a member of the family Geotrupidae, often referred to as the earth-boring dung beetles. They are known for laying their eggs in burrows which are sometimes provisioned with leaf litter or dung. 
Keywordsbeetle | coleoptera | dung-beetle | earth-boring | fauna | geotrupidae | guinea | insect | irian | jaya | new | west

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