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Beetle ID

Seen in the French Alps.

Beetle ID
amur leopard, 2 Jun 2020
    • lintworm
      Looks like one of the Geotrupidae, but I have no idea which species occur in the Alps, probably @Kakapo will know.
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    • amur leopard
      I only took a photo because of the bright blue legs and sides and was wondering whether this was a common feature. Thanks for narrowing it down though :)
    • Kakapo
      No lintworm, I don't know which species of Geotrupidae occur in the Alps, and anyway, theyre too complicated for tell appart and not possible with this photo. So I can identify it only to family level. By the faint striations of elytra it could be Trypocopris vernalis but it's only a guess.
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    • amur leopard
      @Kakapo Thank you, it looks quite similar. I think the beetle in the photo had a faintly pin-striped abdomen, I just can't find any species that have the seem while keeping the blue-striped legs and sides.
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