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Earth-boring dung beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius
Earth-boring dung beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius


Geotrupes stercorarius
Geotrupes stercorarius belongs to the family of earth-boring dung beetles. It is found in Europe, Asia and Canada.

Geotrupes stercorarius reach lengths of 16 mm to 25 mm. The face of the beetle is black or black-blue, and the underside is blue, blue-green or blueviolet. The beetles are slightly hairy. Their wing covers each have 7 long rows of weak spots. The beetle can make noises. with its rear hips.
Earth-boring dung beetle -  Geotrupes stercorarius - front view
Earth-boring dung beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius - front view


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1. Earth-boring dung beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius
2. Earth-boring dung beetle - Geotrupes stercorarius - front view
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