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Pachylomera femoralis rolling his dung ball Pachylomera femoralisis the largest flying, ball-rolling dung beetle in the world.The male forms the dung ball for breeding, and a female will approach and assist in rolling a dung ball which is to her liking. Beetle,Coleoptera,Dung Beetle,Flattenened giant dung beetle,Gabon,Geotagged,Pachylomera femoralis,Scarabaeidae,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Pachylomera femoralis rolling his dung ball

Pachylomera femoralisis the largest flying, ball-rolling dung beetle in the world.The male forms the dung ball for breeding, and a female will approach and assist in rolling a dung ball which is to her liking.

    comments (4)

  1. The ball is so perfectly round, what a craftsman :) Posted 2 months ago
  2. Dung beetles are my favorite creatures. <3 Posted 2 months ago
  3. What a beautiful shot -- great composition, wonderful creature, perfect lighting! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you ! Posted 2 months ago

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"Pachylomera femoralis" is a species of blackish gray dung beetle from the family Scarabaeidae, which is widespread in the woodland and savannah regions of Africa south of the equator.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Nil
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Uploaded Jan 15, 2023. Captured Jun 24, 2012 11:18 in M83C+8H L├ękori, Gabon.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm