Beetles Aren't as Gross as They Look


What if an insect known to be disgusting to many people, could be some of the most helpful creatures to the world? That insect is a beetle; not just any beetle but a DUNG BEETLE, also referred to as the “clean up crew”.

Around the world, there are many different types of beetles: some may help people and some may not. Some beetles have fold up wings, horns and jaws. Some just have the love for consuming droppings from cows, buffalo, elephants, and other animals.

There are at least 300,000 species of beetles and every single one of those species are different and live in different parts of the world.

Beetles are a lot like humans in a way, such as how humans adapt to the different parts of the world they live in or how they adapt to their surroundings. Beetles adapt similarly. If beetles live in a cold part of the world, they are more likely to have very thick coated skin so they will not freeze, but if beetles live in a very dark part of the world they are more likely to have good night vision.

Just remember: Before you judge something by its cover, put in some research to know what it is good for, because just as dung beetles look disgusting and sound disgusting, them consuming all of that poop and then reproducing it helps to provide a valuable service to the world's ecology.

[Source: Insects]

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