dung beetle(redirected from dung chafer)
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Any of various beetles chiefly of the family Scarabaeidae that feed on dung and lay their eggs in it, often rolling it into balls.
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(Animals) any of the various beetles of the family Scarabaeidae and related families that feed on or breed in dung
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any of various scarab beetles that feed on or breed in dung.
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|Noun||1.||dung beetle - any of numerous beetles that roll balls of dung on which they feed and in which they lay eggs|
scarabaean, scarabaeid, scarabaeid beetle - any of numerous species of stout-bodied beetles having heads with horny spikes
tumblebug - any of various dung beetles
dorbeetle - Old World dung beetle that flies with a droning sound
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