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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map