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.)