Aphodius pedellus

Description

One of several similar dung beetles with orangey elytra and black head and pronotum.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Found around dung and in pastures used by cattle.

When to see it

Throughout the year peaking April to October.

Life History

Feeds on herbivorous dung.

UK Status

British status is unclear as the species has been split and it is difficult to assign previous records between Aphodius pedellus and Aphodius fimetarius.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland  is unclear as the species has been split and it is difficult to assign previous records between Aphodius pedellus and Aphodius fimetarius.

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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