Aphodius sphacelatus (Panzer, 1798)
Aphodius sphacelatus is a common UK species and often found in large numbers where it occurs. The species is typical of most Dung Beetles, in that females are slightly larger than the males. Sizes of the ones we found at Nettleworth Manor in early March 2009, ranged from 4.5 - 5.5mm. A. sphacelatus is typically a Spring species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius sphacelatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). 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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