Onthophagus joannae


    A uniformly dark grey-black beetle measuring 4 to 6 mm.

    Identification difficulty

    Dung rich pasture.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History

    Associated with animal dung especially sheep dung.

    UK Status

    Widespread in the south of Britain but infrequent further north.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Ketton Quarry record of 27th Aug 2013 is the first for VC55, although 12 individuals were recorded at this site at that time. There were only 2 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

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