Two scarab beetles face each other on a branch

Scarab beetles

Scarab beetles include dung beetles, rose chafers and rhinoceros beetles amongst its family members. Ancient Egyptians revered scarabs crediting their divine incarnation with the act of rolling the sun across the heavens like a giant ball of dung.

Scientific name: Scarabaeidae

Rank: Family

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Distribution

The Scarab beetles can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Amazon Rainforest, Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Mediterranean, North America, Russia, South America, United Kingdom. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

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