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Species Geotrupes egeriei - Eger's Earth Boring Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Geotrupinae
Genus Geotrupes
Species egeriei (Eger's Earth Boring Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Geotrupes egeriei Germar 1824:114
Geotrupes lecontei Jekel 1865:592
Geohowdenius egeriei (Germar), Zunino 1984:102-105,153,pl.4
11-20 mm.
Black with blue or green hue; oval, convex. Pronotum deeply, coarsely punctate laterally. Elytral striae deep, differently colored.
Eastern US
Adults feed on dung, fungi, and decaying vegetable matter. Larva feed on old cow dung.