My colleague, Wes Watson, has a project with Onthophagus taurus. A number of the adult beetles he’s recovering are speckled with yellow spots. Closer examination reveals what appears to be yeast(?) in the spots. Have others made a similar observations on beetles? Photos are attached.
Any clue as to what these are?
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