Aphodius rufus (Moll, 1782)
A common dung beetle, with very distinct differences between the sexes and great variety in colouration/darker markings amongst males. Females (lower two photographs) are much darker than the males. They appear slightly later than other dung beetles, usually from about mid-July onwards and remain until late Summer.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphodius rufus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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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