Aphodius pedellus

    Description

    One of several similar dung beetles with orangey elytra and black head and pronotum.

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    Habitat

    Found around dung and in pastures used by cattle.

    When to see it

    Throughout the year peaking April to October.

    Life History

    Feeds on herbivorous dung.

    UK Status

    British status is unclear as the species has been split and it is difficult to assign previous records between Aphodius pedellus and Aphodius fimetarius.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland  is unclear as the species has been split and it is difficult to assign previous records between Aphodius pedellus and Aphodius fimetarius.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map