Aphodius luridus (Fabricius, 1775)
This is a large species of Aphodius, found in Horse dung at Clipstone Old Quarter in mid-April 2009. Aphodius luridus is quite distinctive through size and elytral patterning alone, with a length of 8mm in the one photographed. This beetle was first recorded from the Sherwood Forest area in 2007, with this one representing only the second record for the reserve.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius luridus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 January 2016

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