Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Anoplotrupes stercorosus
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
The adults grow up to 12–20 millimetres (0.47–0.79 in) long and can be encountered from June through next Spring, mainly in beech forests. This dung beetle feeds on feces, rotting fungi and tree lymph of the host-plants.
In Spring they laid eggs in chambers at the end of about 70–80 centimetres (28–31 in) long corridor built in the soil, where feces of herbivorous and omnivorous animals are placed in to feed the larvae, that overwinter and pupate in Spring, requiring a year for the whole process.
- Anderson, R., Nash, R. & O'Connor, J. P. 1997, Irish Coleoptera: a revised and annotated list, Irish Naturalists' Journal Special Entomological Supplement, 1-81
- Joy, N. H., 1932, A practical handbook of British beetles, H. F. & G. Witherby, London
- Jessop, L., 1986, Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea. Dung beetles and chafers
- Mann, D., 2002, Geotrupidae in: Checklist of Beetles of the British Isles. www.coleopterist.org.uk
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