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Geotrupidae (earth-boring dung beetles)

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The earth-boring dung beetles (Geo­trupidae) are medium-sized beetles with 600 known species worldwide. The majority of the species feeds on dung or decaying plant matter. A few species are herbivorous. Many of the species exhibit brood care behavior by digging tunnels, which are used to store dung balls as substrate for their developing larvae. From Germany eleven species have been recorded.

World: 600 Europe: 77 Germany: 11 collected: 5 Missing species Overview in inquiry module fraction: 45%
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Missing species Geotrupidae (earth-boring dung beetles) – currently missing species (6)
 Odonteus armiger
 Bolbelasmus unicornis
 Geotrupes niger
 Geotrupes stercorarius
 Trypocopris alpinus
 Trypocopris pyrenaeus
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