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Birthday Beetle

Observed: 14th April 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Description:

Big Black Beetle on my Birthday! noticed crawling on path while on walk, shiny iridescent Blue/Black. Smooth front plate and ridged wing covers.
---edit--- after Geotrupidae id, undervalued the importance of scale!
large beetle size between 2/2.5cm

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Similar species

Good to know, i didn't realise there were so many large beetles about! This beastie was probably a good 2, 2.5cm!

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See http://www.record-lrc.co.uk/Downloads/GeotrupidaekeytoBritishspecies[07052011].pdf.

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TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.