Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dor Beetle (Tordyvel ) Geotrupes stercorarius

I found this Dor Beetle under some pines this summer. It was searching for cow dung and will dig shafts below it and bury the dung for breeding. It is also called the Lousy Watchman because it is commonly heavily infested with mites. This is a watercolor of mine.


LS said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for posting this. I love this watercolor. These dung beetles are so strange in how they breed and live.

EH said...

Jättefin, bravo!