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Dor beetle - Geotrupidae
Dor beetle - Geotrupidae


Dor Beetles - Earth-boring dung beetles
Dor Beetles or Earth-boring dung beetles (Geotrupidae) are a family of beetles. There are approximately 500 species globally , only 10 of which can be found in Central Europe. Examples of species are: Geotrupes stercorarius, Anoplotrupes stercorosus, Geotrupes vernalis and Typhaeus typhoeus.

The beetles are 6 to 26 mm in length. Their bodies range in shape from oval to spherical. They can be black, brown, metallic blue, green or blue green in colour. The male insects wear horns, humps or have deep impressions on their large and curved necks.

The earth-boring dung beetle lives in forests, steppes and fields.
The adult beetles are active during the day and night. They are clumsy in flight. Adults and larvae feed on faeces, rotten plants and fungi. Some eat leaves, others do not apply to food.

Dung beetles dig complex underground systems of passages (often beside dung). The young are fed and taken care of in individual chambers.

Genera119
Species2.074
Common namesDor beetles, Earth-boring dung beetles, Dung beetles, Earth-boring scarab beetles
German namesBlatthornkäfer, Mistkäfer
Dutch namesEchte mestkevers
Danish namesTorbister
Finnish namesSittiäiset
Norwegian namesTordivler
AuthorLatreille, 1802
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Links and ReferencesGeotrupidae in bie.ala.org.au
Geotrupidae in faunaeur.org
Geotrupidae in itis.gov
Geotrupidae in dyntaxa.se
Geotrupidae in Wikipedia (English)

Further chapters of "dor beetles"
- Geotrupes stercorarius
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderColeoptera
Beetles, Coleopterans
SuborderPolyphaga
Polyphags
InfraorderScarabaeiformia
SuperfamilyScarabaeoidea
Scarab Beetles, Stag Beetles, Bess Beetles, Dung Beetles, DŽor Beetles, Chafer
FamilyGeotrupidae
Dor beetles, Earth-boring dung beetles, Dung beetles, Earth-boring scarab beetles
AuthorLatreille, 1802
 
Synonyms
Bolboceratidae (Mulsant, 1842)
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