Aphodius sticticus


Around 5mm with characteristic black streaks on yellow/brown elytra.

Identification difficulty

Fields where horses and cattle are kept.

When to see it

It is most numerous in the spring.

Life History

Breeds on dung, particularly from cows and horses.

UK Status

Relatively common in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 17 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