Aphodius granarius


A small species, with a length of around 4mm it is dark brown or blackish and resembles several other members of this family.

Identification difficulty

In the dung of herbivores.

When to see it

From April onwards.

UK Status

Common across southern England becoming scarcer in the north.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. There were a total of 7 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map