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Dung beetle

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Hi all I really would love to fold a dung beetle. Anyone know were i can find any good ones?:wink:

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Try searching on the origami database.

If you can fold CPs you might want to try Sipho Mabona's dung beetle, you can find the CP here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sipmab/443802080/
However this is complex box-pleating so it's quite difficult.
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I tryed the database first and couldnt find anything when i serched. :cry: :cry:

As for CPs ive never done one wish i could. :cry: If anyone had diagramed any of the insect cps id like there help if its out there??

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Um, people prefer to call them "scarab beetles" instead of "DUNG beetles". Maybe you should try searching for that.
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scarab beetles?? There a totaly difrent kind of beetle arnt they? So why would you call them that? Sounds a strange thing to do but I gave it a try and still no luck. It only came up with scarab beetles :wink:

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Dung beetles and scarab beetle are the SAME THING! Use the internet!
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Well you learn something new every day lol!

I always thought they were too compleatly difrent kinds of beetles.

I supose in that case im only looking for the dung beetle veriety of scarabs. :-k :lol:

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They are the same class but definitely different.Dung beetles are usually earthy tones,and are known for rolling huge balls of soil or sand ,also they have smaller jaws and lower antennae .
Scarabs tend towards brighter colours and shinier cases .They tend to have elytra but can only fly short distances. Im no expert but the word was always associated with species from the developing world .
Whereas European beetles are affectionately called chafers , doodlebugs and ladybirds .
In America nearly everything encountered is a roach
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