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dung bee·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dung beetle(noun)

    any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs

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  1. dung beetle(Noun)

    A type of beetle of the family Scarabaeidae noted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it.

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  1. Dung beetle

    Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. All the species belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on feces, that subfamily is often dubbed true dung beetles. There are dung-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae. The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,000 species. Many dung beetles, known as rollers, roll dung into round balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other dung beetles, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in manure. They are often attracted by the dung burrowing owls collect. Dung beetles are currently the only animal, other than humans, known to navigate and orient themselves using the Milky Way.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dung beetle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dung beetle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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