Dung beetles are small insects that lived into the modern age.
As insects, dung beetles are tiny creatures that roll orbs made of animal dung so as to feed it to their young. Blue-shelled with six limbs, dung beetles sport small horns that vary in size: males have longer and thicker horns than females.
One family of dung beetles resided in Ice Valley and was quick to leave upon learning that the valley they lived in was soon to flood due to the melting ice walls. The dung beetles carried with them a ball of dung, which was a gift from the dung beetles' grandmother. Later on, the dung beetles rolled happily down, riding on the ball of dung as it rolled down.
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (First appearance)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
- Ice Age Village
Behind the Scenes
True dung beetles have no horn, this trait was borrowed from rhinoceros beetles.
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