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Scarab, family (Scarabaeidae) of beetles that includes the dung beetles, chafers, and dor beetles. Most of the 20,000 species are scavengers of decaying organic matter, especially dung, or they feed on the foliage and roots of growing plants, as do the chafers, many of which may become agricultural pests.

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