9 Aug 2010

A Dor Beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius)

One of two that were in my moth trap.The Dor Beetle is another cumbersome looking beetle which,lacking any semblance of aerodynamics, still manages to fly quite successfully.('dor' was an old word for 'drone') which is the noise this beetle makes when trying to keep aloft and can be heard ten metres in distance.

1 comment:

  1. Is this the one that stinks when you pick it up?