Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oscarinus rusicola (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius rusicola Melsheimer 1845
Somewhat similar to granarius, but it's pronotum has larger widely spaced punctures.
Little is known of the life history of this common species, but it appears to be a surface generalist dung feeder. it is abundant in cow dung as well as at lights. (2)