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Beetles on Dung - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides

Beetles on Dung - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
April 9, 1985
Size: Circa 6 mm
Water Scavenger Beetles, as the name implies, usually live in water. Some species, though, have adapted for "swimming" in dung or for living in other moist places that are not truly aquatic. This species is one of those dung-loving Hydrophilids.