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Based on the more rounded shape (compared to G. spiniger/G. stercorarius) I'd agree with you.
Entomologist and biological recorder
Thanks for the feedback Martin,
I wasnt certain as I had seen there were discussions about very similar species on iSpot previously.
Do both those species have the irridescent blue underneath? I thought I found a website stating that the blue undercarriage might be indicative of G. stercorarius?
I have a similar beetle photographed carrying many mites on its underside, a friend informed me of the name 'Lousy Watchman' for this reason. I look forward to your opinions on it, I will add it soon.
I think most of the dor beetles in family Geotrupidae are more-or-less iridescent on the underside, so that's not much of a guide to the species. See the discussion here:
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