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I'm seeing such spots often on dungbeetles (especially Deltochilini) here in Suriname. I've suspected them to be dried up drops of wet manure (they have the same color as howler monkey droppings), but I'm not sure how, exactly, they would end up like this on a beetle.
Cheers, Auke
 

    On Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 21:17, "Floate, Kevin" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 

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