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rosebudvintagebazaar Interesting and rather gorgeous tattoo on a bubbly and colourful customer. ..had to immortalize. ..#love #vintage #pinup #rockabilly #tattoo #scarabbeetle 2d

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onealrodriguez The scarab uses the light of the Milky Way to keep a straight course.
Scientists already knew that dung beetles can move in straight lines away from dung piles by detecting a symmetrical pattern of polarized light that appears around the sun. We can’t see this pattern, but insects can thanks to special photoreceptors in their eyes.

Although their eyes are too weak to distinguish individual constellations, scientists found they used the glow of the Milky Way to navigate in a straight line, ensuring they do not circle back to the dung-heap and potential competitors. 'Even on clear, moonless nights, many dung beetles still manage to orientate along straight paths,' said Dr Marie Dacke from Lund University in Sweden.

This finding represents the first convincing demonstration for the use of the starry sky for orientation in insects and provides the first documented use of the Milky Way for orientation in the animal kingdom,' the researchers wrote in the journal Current Biology.

Previously only birds, seals and humans were known to navigate by the stars.

Dung beetles also use the sun and moon as compass cues, said the scientists.

They added: 'Although this is the first description of an insect using the Milky Way for their orientation, this ability might turn out to be widespread in the animal kingdom.' The ancients believed that the dung beetle was only male in gender, and reproduced by depositing semen into a dung ball. The supposed self-creation of the beetle resembles that of Khepri, who creates himself out of nothing. Moreover, the dung ball rolled by a dung beetle resembles the sun. Plutarch wrote: "The race of beetles has no female, but all the males eject their sperm into a round pellet of material which they roll up by pushing it from the opposite side, just as the sun seems to turn the heavens in the direction opposite to its own course, which is from west to east." The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day.
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leonietheunicorn Finished my first drawing of a scarab beetle. For the first time I think it's quite okay, but now I see every damn mistake T.T
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littlemissjesstattoos Such a fun day! Little swelling.. Thanks so much monica! Xx #watercolourtattoo #scarabbeetle #world #globe #adelaide #adelaidetattooartist #ladytattooer 4d

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curvy_bookworm Blurred pic but the best I could get of my new scarab beetle. #scarab #scarabbeetle #beetle #bug #eternity #egyptian #tattooedgirl #tattoos #girlswithtattoos 5d

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michael_adventures I got a chance to put in some work on my cousin today. Almost done with his chest piece :) #color #tattoos #tattoo #scarabbeetle #scarab #animal #egyptian #custom #michaeladelsteintattoos #workinprogress 5d

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