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Geotrupes dung beetle

Geotrupes spiniger

Description:

A dead Geotrupes spiniger beetle, spotted and photographed in tsagarada village, Pelion mountain, Greece. Geotrupes spiniger is a big black and slightly lustrous dung beetle. Very similar to Geotrupes stercorarius but in Geotrupes spiniger the outer edge of the mandible has a distinct lobe, as in this case. Its larvae live in the dung of herbivores.



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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Lat: 39.39, Long: 23.17

Spotted on Jul 7, 2017
Submitted on Aug 13, 2017

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