Trox scaber

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Trox scaber
Trox scaber bl2.jpg
Trox scaber, adult
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Trogidae
Genus: Trox
Species: T. scaber
Binomial name
Trox scaber
(Linnaeus, 1767)

Trox scaber is a beetle of the Family Trogidae.It is found worldwide including Europe. [1][2]

The elytra and pronotum are roughly sculptured and there are bristly scales on the elytral ridges.The larvae develop in tawny owl and other owl nests but also in the hollow tree nests of jackdaw, woodpecker and others.They feed mainly on small dry carcases, especially when dry.