Aphodius pedellus (De Geer, 1774)
Several examples of this colourful Aphodius, were found in cattle dung at Tug Bridge Farm in mid-August 2008. Aphodius pedellus is extremely similar to Aphodius fimetarius and Rhodaphodinus foetens, but can easily be recognised from the latter in the field by the colour of the elytra, which in A. pedellus and A. fimetarius is a much brighter, orange-red. Females are larger than the males, at up to 8mm in length.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius pedellus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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