I really like dung beetles! Maybe the name doesn’t sound that appealing but they are so industrious – they are not animals that lounge around in the sunshine on flowers they are always pushing and pulling so that they can get on with their business.
This is a dumbledor beetle (Geotrupes sterocorus) – they specialise in recycling rabbit droppings – note the three segments at the end of the antennae – that is diagnostic of this group of dung beetle called the Geotrupid beetles.
Both animals are commonish on Dartmoor – watch out for them and watch how they just keep going – working away.
Also be most careful that you don’t stand on one by accident as they can often be found trundling along on footpaths where they are very vulnerable.