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Dung beetle has galloping gait

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Scientists have discovered that three species of dung beetle walk with a "galloping" gait not seen in any other insect.

The vast majority of insect species walk with what is known as an alternating tripod gait - steadily moving forward three legs at a time.

It is not clear why these flightless beetles have shifted so radically from the usual way of walking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-24532396

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Looks like they are saving their back two legs for the dung? Very interesting post! Thank you :tu:

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