Dor beetles

Also called earth-boring dung beetles, these stout insects are oval and rounded. They arc brown or black and shiny, often with a metallic-blue or purple sheen. The tough elytra have longitudinal grooves or striatums, and the broad tibiae of the front legs have strong "teeth" for digging.

• Lift; Cycle Eggs arc laid in soil and dung. Adults prepare burrows and carry down dung, carrion, or decaying matter to feed their larvae.

• Occurrence Worldwide, in dung, carrion, decaying wood, or fungi.

last three segments form a club tibiae of front legs have strong teeth for digging tibiae of front legs have strong teeth for digging larvae are grublike and white and may he swollen toward the end of the abdomen larvae are grublike and white and may he swollen toward the end of the abdomen horns on thorax of male horns on thorax of male

longitudinal grooves on elytra ihiny, tough elytra typhael/s typhoelis is known as the Minotaur Beetle because the males, shown here, have horns. Eemalcs make burrows, stocking the side tunnels with rabbit dung.

longitudinal grooves on elytra ihiny, tough elytra typhael/s typhoelis is known as the Minotaur Beetle because the males, shown here, have horns. Eemalcs make burrows, stocking the side tunnels with rabbit dung.

> cekatophyus lloeemannseggi comcs from Spain, Portugal, and North Africa. It buries the dung of various herbivores.

last three segments form a club

> cekatophyus lloeemannseggi comcs from Spain, Portugal, and North Africa. It buries the dung of various herbivores.

Length &_itf¡n(0.4-4cm)

Larval feeding habits ^ ^

0rder COLEOPTERA

Family GYRINIDAE

No. of species 75Q

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