Tuesday, 18 January 2011

dung beetles and butterflies

 Dung beetles are enormous, and in the area we went they are highly valued. The tourist brochures all have a little section about how you should give way to them and not run them over. It seems they are very useful to have around as you can read here
This was one that we managed not to run over, so I got out of the car and watched it roll a big ball of dung across the road backwards. Quite amazing!
 For anyone who is not really appreciating pictures of dung beetles and dung balls there were plenty of butterflies everywhere - the problem with butterflies is that they don't ever stay still long enough to be photographed.
These ones were in the car park, there were so many of them that it was possible to photograph some of them!

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