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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Origin and Etymology of geotrupes

New Latin, irregular from ge- + Greek trypē hole


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