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Blue Bellied Beetle

Observed: 5th September 2009 By: afishwishafishwish’s reputation in Invertebratesafishwish’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Very distinctive blue underside.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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dor beetles

Very useful to have the photo of the underside, and I think there is enough detail shown to rule out a third similar species, Anoplotrupes stercorosus (which has fewer ridges on the hind legs). However, I can't quite see enough to choose between G. stercorarius and G. spiniger, although my guess would be for the former species.

See previous discussion at:


See also a more detailed description and image from the Watford Coleoptera Group:

(The WCG website has lots of useful information, the home page is

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