Scarab Beetle

Accession number EDU2013.1.647
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Material Information

Title:
Scarab Beetle
Physical Description:
Artifact
Donor:
Palumbo, Luke ( donor )

Notes

General Note:
Scarabaeidae, Dynastes
General Note:
With over 30,000 different species, the Scarab Beetle is found on all of Earth's continents except Antarctica. The Scarab Beetle is known to be monotone, either black or brown in color, and it is generally oval-shaped and stout. The Scarab Beetle grows to be between 0.08 and 6.7 inches, and can weight up to a total of 3.5 ounces. The Scarab Beetle has an omnivorous diet, which includes fruit, fungi, carrion, and other insects. The most famous Scarab Beetle is the Dung Beetle, which subsists entirely on the undigested nutrients in the waste of herbivores. In Panama, the Scarab Beetle is known to come out after rainfall. The locals refer to them as May Beatles. In Panama City, some people call them "Totorrones.” In Panama, they tend to be around 0.8 inches, monotone brown, and predominantly nocturnal. Due to its relatively few Scarab Beetles, Australia is known to import them to help clean up dung from cattle farms. In ancient Egypt, the Sacred Scarab was worshiped by the Egyptians as the embodiment of the sun god, Khepri. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/scarab/ http://www.biomuseopanama.org/en/blog/may-rain-and-scarab-beetles

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - EDU2013.1.647
System ID:
AA00016769:00001