Dor Beetle Geotrupes stercorarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
A characteristic beetle of meadows and grassland, which we have recorded in abundance at Hills and Holes SSSI during August and September 2008, and occasionally under dung at Sherwood Forest NNR. This large beetle is most often seen flying at dusk and remains hidden during the day. Most members of the Geotrupidae group are dung feeders. They burrow underground, filling the shafts with dung for their larvae to feed on. They are relatively common throughout their range and the one pictured, came to an MV light trap in the Red Hill area of Eakring in July 2006.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Geotrupes stercorarius
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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