Just as it was getting dark, I found this dung beetle (oosenchi kogane) trundling along a path in the forest.

See my previous post on this species: here

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Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae
Geotrupes auratus (oosenchi kogane)

Location: forest on the side of kodaiji-yama in Munakata (map)