Dor Beetles

25 % of all known animals are beetles!

This shiny black dung eating beetle was in the Forest of Dean and is called a Dor Beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius)

Apologies for poor photo my phone struggled.These beetles are an important part of the food chain and are eaten by a large number of mammals and birds, this was clear as we found a large number of Dor beetle graveyards !!

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