Egyptians were fascinated by the scarab beetle, which rolled together a small ball of dung.
The next morning, as if by magic, baby beetles were born out of the ball.
Actually, the beetle had laid eggs.
The scarab beetle became a sacred symbol of creation to the Egyptians, and in some myths, the sun was reborn as Khepry, the scarab beetle.
Scarabs beetles are stout-bodied beetles with bright metallic colors, and have distinctive, clubbed antennae composed of plates called lamellae.
Many species have broad front legs and adapted for digging.