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scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians

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It was a beautiful scarabæus, and, at that time, unknown to naturalists - of course a great prize in a scientific point of view.
For my own part, I had charge of a couple of dark lanterns, while Legrand contented himself with the scarabæus, which he carried attached to the end of a bit of whip-cord; twirling it to and fro, with the air of a conjuror, as he went.
The scarabæus hung quite clear of any branches, and, if allowed to fall, would have fallen at our feet.
I made no doubt that the latter had been infected with some of the innumerable Southern superstitions about money buried, and that his phantasy had received confirmation by the finding of the scarabæus, or, perhaps, by Jupiter's obstinacy in maintaining it to be "a bug of real gold.
You remember;" said he, "the night when I handed you the rough sketch I had made of the scarabæus.
I began distinctly, positively, to remember that there had been no drawing upon the parchment when I made my sketch of the scarabæus.
I reasoned, for example, thus: When I drew the scarabæus, there was no skull apparent upon the parchment.
This dominance of large individuals reflects the consumption of Tenebrionidae and Scarabeidae species containing Blaps, Oniticellus, Pachydema, Phyllognatus, Rhizotrogus, Scaurus and Scarabaeus.
A total of 38 species of Aphodiinae (38 individuals, 9 species) and Scarabaeinae (213 individuals, 29 species) subfamilies were collected belonging to Aphodiinae Acrossus, Aphodius, Biralus, Chilothorax, Colobopterus, Eudolus, Melinopterus, Nimbus and Otophorus genera, and Caccobius, Cheironitis, Copris, Euoniticellus, Euonthophagus, Gymnopleurus, Onitis, Onthophagus, Scarabaeus and Sisyphus Scarabaeinae genera.
he who rolls") was thus the "Beetle-god"--a form of the Sun-god represented as a scarabaeus (the latter is famous for the characteristic way in which it rolls along its own ball of eggs that maturate as they roll about)--who was credited with having caused all things to come into being (including Osiris himself): in the eyes of the Egyptians, the Sun, like the scarabaeus, rolls along on his path in the sky emitting light and warmth, which generate life.
90] was measured with a rubber process analyzer type Scarabaeus SIS V50 (Scarabaeus Mess-und Produktionstechnik GmbH, Langgons, Germany).
New research confirms that at least one species of African dung beetle, Scarabaeus satyrus, uses the Milky Way as a guide to steering its dung ball home.
This study was undertaken primarily to obtain data on kleptoparasitic Sphaeroceridae, which were extremely abundant on Pachylomerafemoralis Kirby (the largest scarabs visiting dung), but were absent on the co-occurring smaller scarabs, including Garreta nitens (Olivier), Scarabaeus damarensis Janssens and unidentified species of Sisyphus Latreille.
With the planetarium dome darkened, the nocturnal Scarabaeus satyrus dung beetles fumbled and curlicued around.
There were picked up also, more than a dozen replicas in bronze of the whilom [that is, formerly] sacred scarabaeus [or scarab beetle].