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January 28, 2008

Escaravelhos de Estrume estão “Cheios”

de Bart Wursten

Pachylomerus femuralis
Escaravelho de Estrume Achatado Gigante
Todos sabemos que algumas pessoas estão “cheias”. Na realidade, o próprio planeta anda “cheio” mas, como é costume, a evolução teceu um plano. É por isso que temos tantos escaravelhos de estrume – escaravelhos pequeninos em casulos pequenos e escaravelhos grandes em casulos muito grandes. Não é surpresa nenhuma que o escaravelho maior é responsável por cargas maiores.

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Dung Beetles are "Full of It"

By Bart Wursten

Pachylomerus femuralis
Flattened Giant Dung Beetle

We all know some people are "full of it."  As a matter of fact, our planet is also full of it but, as usual, evolution has come up with a plan. That's why we have lots and lots of dung beetles—little dung beetles for the small cases and large dung beetles for the very large cases.  It comes as no surprise that the largest dung beetle deals with the largest loads.

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