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Tumblebug (Canthon sp.) Rolling dung at the edge of a dense oak-hickory forest. <br />
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Tumblebug (Canthon sp.)

Rolling dung at the edge of a dense oak-hickory forest.

Tumblebug (Canthon sp.) Rolling dung at the edge of a dense oak-hickory forest. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79375/tumblebug_canthon_sp.html Geotagged,Spring,United States

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  1. Fantastic! Compare to Canthon pilularius or Melanocanthon bispinatus. It looks more like Canthon pilularius to me, but you never know. Posted 27 days ago, modified 27 days ago
    1. Thanks, I haven't had time to look further into it. I just knew Canthon could be a difficult genus and decided to leave it there for the moment. :)

      Any idea what kind of dung this could be?
      Posted 27 days ago
      1. Not sure. If it's Melanocanthon bispinatus, it could be deer dung. Otherwise, I don't know if Canthon pilularius specializes except to say it would be mammalian. Posted 27 days ago, modified 27 days ago
        1. I would definitely agree that it is mammalian dung. If I only I were more adept at this sort of thing.

          I've posted on BugGuide and iNaturalist to try to get some extra input on the species as well!
          Posted 27 days ago
        2. P.S. I think I'm growing more and more obsessed with beetles by the year :D I am drawn to them (and they seem enjoy my company as well)! :P LOL Posted 27 days ago
          1. They are awesome, and with 350,000+ species of beetles, you won't run out of subjects! Posted 25 days ago

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Uploaded May 21, 2019. Captured May 18, 2019 21:57 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm