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Beetle discovered by Tclenche (#8887)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 23, 2016 @ 5:45 PM
Posted on: September 26, 2016 @ 9:10 PM (diff: 3 days)
Comments:
Species unknown, hoping for help on this one. It was walking through the grass behind my studio.

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By Frank on 10/1/2016 4:35:12 PM

Perhaps a Dung Beetle of some sort?
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=black+dung+beetles+north+america%2Fcanada&fr=yhs-mozilla-002&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-002&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcfs.nrcan.gc.ca%2Fassets%2Ffile%2F539#id=87&iurl=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm7.staticflickr.com%2F6159%2F6166705040_c68abdfb63_z.jpg&action=click

By Barry Hicks on 10/2/2016 12:25:35 AM

Yes it is a Scarab beetle in the genus Geotrupes

By Tclenche on 10/2/2016 12:00:16 PM

Thank you Frank and Barry for your help. I take it these are common in Newfoundland?

By Barry Hicks on 10/2/2016 12:06:49 PM

I have one in my collection.  They are not uncommon but I'm unsure how abundant they are in the province.

By Tclenche on 10/2/2016 12:09:20 PM

Thanks Barry for the Information. I have really never noticed this species around here before. Now that I am unemployed, I have more time to look for things.

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