Aphodius fossor (Linnaeus, 1758)
A large Dung Beetle, Aphodius fossor was found to be a common species on Penny Pasture Common at Eakring during August 2008. Both males and females were found, with the female being larger than the male at around 13mm in length. Generally shiny black in colour and quite distinctive to ID, purely on size and colour alone.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius fossor
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton.

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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