Cape Town - Western Cape residents have a reputation for being different to their up-country cousins, and so too, it seems, do the region's dung beetles. "Most insects walk with a tripod gait. They plant three legs in a triangle, while swinging the other three legs forward. It's an incredibly stable way of walking because you've always got three legs on the ground. According to Byrne: "The unique behaviour of this galloping, flightless species has allowed it to dominate a niche market among dung collectors of the Western Cape."