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Aphodiine Dung Beetle? - Aphodius subterraneus

Aphodiine Dung Beetle? - Aphodius subterraneus
Pelerin, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
May 4, 2009
Size: 8-9mm
...Found on the farm with lots of dung around (1 horse, goats, sheep, 2 cows, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, etc)

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Aphodiine Dung Beetle? - Aphodius subterraneus Aphodiine Dung Beetle? - Aphodius subterraneus Aphodiine Dung Beetle? - Aphodius subterraneus

Aphodius (Eupleurus) subterraneus (Linnaeus 1758)
very common throughout Europe and n. Asia but new to the Guide -- thanks, Denis!

 
De rien, =v= !
Over the last couple of weeks, when I arrived home from work early in the evening, I just checked the water tubs that we leave out for the animals and that is where I found all these cool dung beetles. They are wet and perhaps a little slowed by the cold, but otherwise unharmed, i.e. I haven't found any drowned ones to date...

Next, I should try taking pictures of all the staphylinids in there too, but I somehow bet that it would be much tougher to ID them to species...

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