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Dung beetle

Copris repertus


Body: Broadly oval and highly convex, black and shining, lower surface (ventrally) – bristles or setae cream or reddish. Head: is nearly semi-circular, clypeus- deeply notched in the middle with a slight lobe on each side of the notch. Thorax: Pronotum- shining with a strong longitudinal groove along the middle and sides are strongly rounded, the front angles truncate and the hind angles almost obsolete, elytra- lightly striate with minute punctures at the base and apex. Front tibia- broad and armed with four external teeth, front tibial spur- nearly straight. In male- head bears a slender, feebly curved, slightly compressed erect horn with a minute tooth behind near the base on each side.

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Katpadi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 19, 2020
Submitted on Jul 13, 2021

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