Sunday, 6 July 2014
An Inebriated Beetle
dor beetle, a type of dung beetle - staggered a few more steps and then, very slowly, began to fall over. The Diary has seen a few drunks in its time, and this was something very typical of that subspecies of the human species.
Further along the track we found half-a-dozen more dor beetles, some apparently drunk, some lying dead on their backs, and some already squashed flat by passing cars. We wonder what sort of nectar they'd been on and, on a slightly more serious note, worry that they may have been poisoned by an insecticide or something similar.