Geotrupes

noun
Ge·​o·​tru·​pes | \ ˌjēō‧ˈtrü(ˌ)pēz \

Definition of Geotrupes

: a genus of bronze or black dung beetles that dig vertical tunnels in the soil and provision them with dung in which their larvae feed and grow

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History and Etymology for Geotrupes

New Latin, irregular from ge- + Greek trypē hole

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“Geotrupes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Geotrupes. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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