A big black and slightly lustrous dung beetle.
Very similar to Geotrupes stercorarius but in Geotrupes spiniger the outer edge of the mandible has a distinct lobe.
In pastures grazed by herbivores.
May to October.
The larvae live in the dung of herbivores.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire & Rutland. There were a total of 11 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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