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Photo#151746
Mycotrupes habitat - Mycotrupes retusus

Mycotrupes habitat - Mycotrupes retusus
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
October 13, 2007
Typical Mycotrupes habitat

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Mycotrupes habitat - Mycotrupes retusus Mycotrupes Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female

Any further life history?
Does this species burrow exclusively in sandy areas?

 
you bet
see this. Flightless endemics are always interesting - tells you much about the geology of the area. They are active above ground for only very short periods of time - almost never seen. I somewhat cheated here - I dug them up, took some photographs, then released. I saw MANY fresh push-ups, but no specimens actually walking around.

 
Thanks, Phillip.
I see I should have looked at the *genus* info page :-)

Again, no state
We would put in South Carolina, but don't want to assume.

 
at least
I'm consistent

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