Aphodius contaminatus

This is a small dung beetle of up to 7mm (1/4in) in length, with distnctive black markings on its elytra. It is a late summer and autumn species.

Aphodius contaminatus
This was a new species for the garden.

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 6th October 2019
Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire


10 thoughts on “Aphodius contaminatus

  1. The antennae on this one caught my eye. We have a couple of beetles (I think they’re flower beetles) that have that sort of distinctive antennae. I can’t lay my hands on my photos of them right now, but it’s fun to be able to recognize a “beetle-y” characteristic.

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  2. Wow, what a find! A dung beetle in your garden, congratulations. A species I rarely see. Wonderful picture and I like the antennae here too šŸ™‚

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