Definition of minotaur beetle in English:

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minotaur beetle

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A black Eurasian dung beetle with three horns on the thorax, living in sandy areas.
  • Typhaeus typhoeus, family Geotrupidae
Example sentences
  • Unlike other heathland beetles, such as the dor and minotaur beetles, the tiger beetle is fast.
  • As his subject, Palmer turned to Typhoeus typhoeus, commonly known as the minotaur beetle.
  • The minotaur beetle is a spectacular dung beetle of heaths, moorlands and mountains, especially in the north and west of the British Isles.
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