Beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood - 4

Aphodius rufipes, Night flying dung beetle

Aphodius rufipes, Night-flying dung beetle

An adult is 9 - 13 mm long with 10 ridges along each elytron (wing case).

Seen April until October at night. Usually found banging itself against a light source.

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Gyrinus natator, the Whirligig beetle

Gyrinidae, whirligig beetle, adult

Gyrinidae larva, whirigig beetle larva

Adults are found rushing around on the water surface on slow moving or stagnant water, the larvae are found in the mud or bottom vegetation of shallow water in ponds and ditches.

Adults hibernate during the cold months.

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Insects
- ground beetles 1
- ground beetles 2
- burying beetles
- beetles 1
- beetles 2
- beetles 3
- dung and water beetles
- springtails
- earwigs
- flies
- hoverflies
- true bugs
- bumblebees
- bees
- ants
- wasps
- saw flies and wood wasps
- butterflies
- butterflies 2
- butterflies and moths 2
- looper, inchworm moths
- moths
- moths 2
- moths 3
- lacewings etc.
- dragonflies and damselflies
- scorpion flies
- stoneflies
- caddis flies
- lice
Flatworms
Slugs and snails
Worms and leeches
Millipedes and centipedes
Arachnida
- spiders 1
- spiders 2
- spiders 3
- harvestmen
- mites
- ticks etc.
Crustacea
- woodlice
- water fleas
- cyclops

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