Rhodaphodius foetens (Fabricius, 1787) ..... Formerly Aphodius foetens  
Belonging to the Scarabaeidae group of Dung Beetles, R. foetens is one of the more colourful species and is described as being a fairly local species, with a length of 6-7mm. This one was found in cattle dung along a footpath at Clipstone Old Quarter in July 2008, but we found another at Hills and Holes SSSI in August 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhodaphodius foetens
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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