Dung Beetle

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 24, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Mar 20, 2021
Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.9 Min

Insects aren’t always the most beautiful or exquisite creatures. However, they do fascinate us by their distinct characteristics. Here, we introduce you to one such type of insect. Color it in order to find out more about it. A dung beetle is a species of beetle which falls under the Coleoptera order and Arthropoda Phylum. As the name suggests, a dung beetle is best known to feed on other organisms’ bodily waste. They possess no physical harm to humans as such but they often carry harmful pathogens along with them which can cause diseases. Some other popular species of beetles include Hercules beetle, Rhinoceros beetle, Carrion beetle, Jewel beetle, Burying beetle and Blister beetle. The following is a dung beetle coloring pages resource, which the kids would love to color. In the free printable picture, we see an image of a dung beetle. The picture would be a great way for kids to learn more about the various types of insects and their various distinct features. This would help them expand their overall knowledge and hence, would be good for their cerebral development.

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