Saturday, 19 May 2012

Dor Beetle

This is a dor beetle Geotrupes stercorarius. It's a dung beetle.
It stands out because it's so shiny. Unfortunately this little chap has a rather severe infestation of mites, which is not unusual for the dor beetle which are known as the 'Lousy Watchman' as a result!
See Bugs&Weeds for more information.

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