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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)Onthophagus granulatus

Small brown dung beetle at Coree, ACT

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Onthophagus granulatus at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019
Onthophagus granulatus at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019
Onthophagus granulatus at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019

Identification history

Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae) Onthophagus granulatus 6 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 5 Feb 2019 HarveyPerkins

Author's notes

Burrowing in fresh faeces. I'm speculating that it might have been some sort of deer faeces - it had a very intense 'bovoid' smell to it but it was clearly a very different form (semi-pelleted but very soft) and much smaller size than a cow pat.

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 148.887464-35.277994
  • Places Coree, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 2 Feb 2019 4:26 PM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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