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7tisix

Beetle nymphs or parasite?

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Those are mites hitching a ride to whatever pile of dung or carrion that beetle was headed to.

Posted that comment the exact second that I did. lol :D

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They don't harm the beetle. In carrion beetles they're symbiotic, I don't know about this guy though. I don't know my scarabs, he's most likely a dung feeder but some dung beetles eat carrion.

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Ok, I was going to wash them off but I figured I'd ask you guys first. I'll let him go with the mites intact. Thanks :)

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