Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in Animal Kingdom

National Geographic has a great article to bring some perspective into our lives right now.

But less well-known was how beetles use visual cues at night, such as the moon and its much weaker polarized light pattern. So Warrant and colleagues went to a game farm in South Africa to observe the nocturnal African dung beetle Scarabaeus satyrus. (Read another Weird & Wild post on why dung beetles dance.)

Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in Animal Kingdom
Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in Animal Kingdom

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