Geographical Range United States, Mexico
Habitat Various habitats, from deserts to forests
Scientific Name Canthon imitator
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

They may tumble over each other like circus acrobats, but they’re not playing. These beetles are fighting over the best pieces of animal dung!

Tumblebugs are commonly found on fresh cattle dung. After a pair of these little beetles rolls their precious piece of dung into a pear-shaped ball, the female lays an egg inside the hard wall of the dung ball. The ball provides a home, food, and shelter for her offspring. Home sweet home!