Length 5 to 7 mm. The pronotum usually has a paler lateral margin and the elytra colour can vary. It can resemble several other Aphodius species, and detailed examination is necessary.
Found in various types of dung.
A late summer/autumn species late June to early October.
Locally frequent throughout England and in some areas of Wales and Scotland.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 31 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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