Aphodius ater  (De Geer, 1774)
This fairly large Aphodius was found in Horse dung at Clipstone Old Quarter, part of the Sherwood Forest NNR, in early April 2009. It's identity was confirmed as being Aphodius ater, the first time we have recorded this species. Quite a distinctive Aphodius through size and alone, with a length of around 5mm in the ones photographed. Occasionally, some specimens are found can be found, with a dull, reddish colouration to the elytra.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius ater
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney.

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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