Nimbus contaminatus (Herbst, 1783) ..... Formerly Aphodius contaminatus  
Nimbus contaminatus is a common UK species and often found in large numbers where it occurs. To date, we have found N. 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  Dung Beetles in that females are larger than the males.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nimbus 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). David Shaw. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 January 2022

copyright Trevor and Dilys Pendleton ( . .
Beetle Photo Gallery - Thumbnail version
Beetle Photo Gallery - Text version