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PICTURE: Caught at light in my moth trap in Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, August 2011.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species is one of many in the group known as 'Dung Beetles'. They are common throughout England into southern Scotland.

 

LENGTH: 9mm to 15mm.                                                     STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: April through into October.                LARVAL PERIOD: No data.

 

HABITAT: Adult beetles of this species inhabit farm land and rural area's where there is plenty of dung. How ever they are attracted into towns and cities by artificial lighting.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: Both the adult and the larvae feed on animal dung. Eggs are laid directly into dung balls rolled by the adult beetles.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: There are other similar Dung Beetles..

 

       
               
             
               
             
 

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