Geotrupes

noun

Ge·​o·​tru·​pes
ˌjēō‧ˈtrü(ˌ)pēz
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 26 Nov. 2022.

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