Trypocopris pyrenaeus

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Trypocopris pyrenaeus
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Trypocopris pyrenaeus, museum specimen
Scientific classification
T. pyrenaeus
Binomial name
Trypocopris pyrenaeus
(Charpentier, 1825)
  • Geotrupes coruscans Chevrolat, 1840
  • Geotrupes splendens Erichson, 1848

Trypocopris pyrenaeus is a species of dor beetles. [1]




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Trypocopris pyrenaeus pyrenaeus

This species is present in Andorra, British Islands, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain. [2]


Trypocopris pyrenaeus can reach a length of 12–26 millimetres (0.47–1.02 in). [3] These beetles are blackish, with green, blue and violet glare. The elytra are shiny and rather smooth, without any striae. The pronotum is a little punctured. [4]


Adults can be found from spring to summer. These beetles are coprophagus, occasionally mycophagous. [3] They usually carry to the nest portions of animal droppings, on which the females will deposit the eggs. [5]

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