Tuesday, August 16, 2011
small blue butterfly
When you were young did you see large groups of little, no bigger than a nickle, light blue butterflies that always were around mud holes? I haven't seen any in years.
also how about tumble bugs? they would roll up manure and move them to where ever.
Dung beetles get their name from their unusual diet. These insects gather balls of dung to feed upon and lay their eggs inside. Some species don't bother to bring the dung to their home, but make a home inside the dung. There are 7,000 species of dung beetles, which is relatively few in the insect world. Their numbers may be few, but the positive impact the dung beetles make on the earth is significant.
How many insects have disappeared in your life time.