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Other beetleGeotrupes spiniger

Dor beetle at Murrumbateman, NSW

Geotrupes spiniger at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2016

Identification history

Other beetle Geotrupes spiniger 3 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Other beetle Geotrupes spiniger 3 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Onthophagus sp. (genus) 27 Oct 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 20 Sep 2016 SallyandPeter

Author's notes

Would love to know what the beetle is but what are the mites on it also

11 comments

   23 Sep 2016
I think it is a native dung beetle Onthophagus sp. Don't know about the mite
   23 Sep 2016
Hi Michael, It could be a Dung beetle we have lots of it around. It think the mites were eating it. It was stlll alive when I took the photo. Thanks, Peter
KimPullen wrote:
   3 Nov 2016
The mites are probably just hitching a ride on the beetle, i.e. they are phoretic rather than parasitic. If that is the case they will not be harming the beetle.
   4 Nov 2016
Thanks Kim. The beetle did die but that may not have been a result of the mites. Maybe like a scale on a sick plant.
   4 Nov 2016
Dor Beetle is a European Beetle introduced to deal with cattle dung, you can read a lttle bit about it at

http://maxa.maf.govt.nz/sff/about-projects/search/09-079/dung-beetle-factsheet-four.pdf
   4 Nov 2016
Thanks Michael, really interesting. Hope my horse drenches don't do too much damage
RogerF wrote:
   4 Nov 2016
Its ivomectin that does the damage
   5 Nov 2016
Bugger! Will keep it in mind, that's why it is so effective.
RogerF wrote:
   5 Nov 2016
The effects of the antiparasitic drug, ivermectin, on the development and survival of the dung-breeding fly, Orthelia cornicina (F.) and the scarabaeine dung beetles, Copris hispanus L., Bubas bubalus (Oliver) and Onitis belial F.
•K. G. Wardhaugh,
•Herminia Rodriguez-Menendez
   5 Nov 2016
Thanks Kim. I looked at the extract of that article and it is a very potent and effective drug. It must effect native insects as well, is there any research that you know of on that. Peter
RogerF wrote:
   5 Nov 2016
Native dung beetles are less common in cow and horse dung but their larvae would be killed by ivermectin. There is an alternative vermifuge in the same group that is less toxic to dung beetles but I can't recall the name Chemical alternatives to treatment of cattle with Ivermectin
Chemical alternatives to treatment of cattle with Ivermectin

(1991)

Chemical alternatives to treatment of cattle with Ivermectin. McCracken, D & Bignal, E

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Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 22 Mar 2019
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Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 Mar 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2019
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Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Mar 2019
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Delta bicinctus (Potter wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Oct 2018
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 Sep 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 1 Sep 2018
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Jul 2018
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 19 Mar 2018
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Mar 2018
Diplacodes melanopsis (Black-faced Percher) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2018
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2018
Laeviscolia frontalis (Two-spot hairy flower wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 1 Mar 2018
Numida meleagris (Helmeted Guineafowl) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 25 Feb 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Jan 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 11 Jan 2018
Lychas marmoreus (Marbled Scorpion) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Dec 2017
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 24 Oct 2017
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Oct 2017
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 10 Oct 2017
Anthela acuta (Common Anthelid Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Oct 2017
Belenois java (Caper White) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 12 Sep 2017
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 6 Aug 2017
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Apr 2017
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 23 Apr 2017
Scutigeridae sp. (family) (House Centipede) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 31 Mar 2017
Dasypodia cymatodes (Northern old lady moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Mar 2017
Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2017
Tipulidae or Limoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Mar 2017
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree-frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 4 Mar 2017
Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Mar 2017
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 17 Feb 2017
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Scutigeridae sp. (family) (House Centipede) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Feb 2017
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 5 Feb 2017
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 2 Feb 2017
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 31 Jan 2017
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 29 Jan 2017
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 13 Jan 2017
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Spatula rhynchotis (Australasian Shoveler) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 27 Oct 2016
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Sep 2016
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 22 Sep 2016
Mantidae sp. (family) (Egg case of praying mantis) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 20 Sep 2016
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 16 Sep 2016
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Aug 2016
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Aug 2016
Drosera sp. at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Aug 2016
Hypoxis hygrometrica (Golden Weather-grass) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 30 Aug 2016
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 21 Aug 2016
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 Aug 2016
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 14 Aug 2016
Taeniopygia bichenovii (Double-barred Finch) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 7 Aug 2016
Isopeda sp.(genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 31 Jul 2016

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  • Non-Invasive

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