Hi there my Steemit friends and followers!
As I already informed you in one of my recent posts, the mushroom season is in full swing here in the Czech Republic so I have been spending a significant part of my free time in the forest lately.
I usually take my cell phone camera with me so that I can capture everything that catches my attention while roaming the forests around my hometown. Although the temperatures are already uncomfortably low (mostly between just 10 and 15 degrees Celsius), the forests are still brimming with life and you can encounter a variety of interesting animals there, including some remarkable insects species such as, for example, this guy.
Colloquially known as the dor beetle, this bug is up to 2 cm (0.8 in) long and it has a beautiful, dark blue metallic coloration. Native to forests (both leafy and coniferous) of most Europe, this species is scientifically known as Anoplotrupes Stercorosus and it is actually a species of the dung beetle, feeding on feces and rotting stuff.