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The Earth-boring dung beetle (オオセンチコガネ, Oosenchikogane) is a bug that first appeared in New Horizons.
Donation to the museum
In New Horizons
When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:
"Earth-boring dung beetles are considered quite handsome by some, thanks to their metallic luster. In fact, some even think them to be good omens and bringers of favorable fortune. But I must protest! These field-ravaging pests love to burrow under piles of dung and lay their eggs. They raise their young under DUNG! Need I say more? Ick. I think not."
- "I caught an earth-boring dung beetle! It's not boring at all!" —New Horizons
Phelotrupes auratus is a member of the family Geotrupidae, the earth-boring dung beetles. P. auratus is native to Japan. The family is referred to as such as they often dig tunnels for which they lay their eggs in. Typically, the beetles eat detritus, but are known to eat fecal matter as well. The genus is highly variable, with several known colour morphs.
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