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Dung Beetle

Geotrupes stercorarius

Habitat:

Leaf litter in mixed woodland

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago
Dung beetle
Geotrupes stercorarius Geotrupes stercorarius


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2 Comments

It is difficult for me to determine between the 2 suggested species as my photos are not clear enough but based on the fact that there are two herds of Deer (one Red and one Fallow) living in these woods I am inclined to agree with Jopy. Either way it is a Dung beetle.

mark66vinula
mark66vinula 7 years ago

Interestingly found this or similar species at Pig Bush New Forest last Sunday 17th october, in leaf litter. I think it is a UK Scarab beetle, probably Anoplotrupes stercorosus.

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 8, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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