Galloping dung beetles, Batman! Scientists discover the first insects that gallop.

Dung beetles are truly amazing insects. They roll giant balls of poop around (of which they have favorite flavors, of course); they often come with giant horns; they can navigate using the stars; and now we find out that some of them can gallop! Prior to this scientific report, it was thought that all insects moved using the “double tripod” gait, wherein the front and rear legs on one side move forward in concert with the middle leg on the other side (one tripod, see video above), followed b

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