Aphodius contaminatus (Herbst, 1783)
Aphodius contaminatus is a common UK species and often found in large numbers where it occurs. To date, we have found A. contaminatus fairly regularly in the Mansfield and Sherwood Forest areas, including Budby Common in September 2008, where it was abundant in Sheep dung. It is typical of most Aphodius Dung Beetles in that females are larger than the males.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius contaminatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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