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Last Updated: Wednesday March 24 2010 18:42 GMT

Is this the world's strongest insect?

dung beetle

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A beetle which can pull an incredible amount of weight might just be the strongest insect in the world.

The dung beetle, called Onthophagus taurus, can pull a whopping 1,141 times its own bodyweight - that's like a human pulling six double decker buses!

Scientists have spent months doing trials to try to find the world's strongest insect.

These beetles are so strong because they have to fight off other males for females' attention.