Types of Dung Beetles

Native species of Dung Beetles

Ataenius species 1
Native, range unknown.

Ataenius species 2
Native, range unknown.

Onthophagus compositus
Native to eastern New South Wales and south-east Queensland.

Onthophagus granulatus
Native to Dividing Range, Victoria to south Queensland.

Onthophagus muticus
Native to northern and eastern Australia, as far south as Coffs Harbour.

Onthophagus squalidus
Native to eastern Victoria and eastern New South Wales.

Onthophagus victoriensis
N ative to south-western New South Wales, northern Victoria and eastern South Australia.

Proctophanes sculptus
Native to Dividing Range, Victoria to central New South Wales.

Onthophagus-Auritus
Onthophagus auritus
Native to Dividing Range and coastal plain, Adelaide to south Queensland. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.

Onthophagus-Australis
Onthophagus australis
Native to Dividing Range, Victoria to south Queensland. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.

Introduced species of Dung Beetle

Aphodius fimetarius
This beetle introduced accidentally c1850 from South America; established on Dividing Range from Victoria to northern New South Wales.

Aphodius pseudolividus
This beetle introduced accidentally c1850 from South America; established on Dividing Range from Victoria to south Queensland.

Onitis viridulus
Introduced 1976-1980 from Africa; established on the coastal plain of north and central New South Wales.

Onthophagus taurus
Introduced 1975-1984 from southern Europe; established Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Euoniticellus-Intermedius
Euoniticellus intermedius
This beetle was introduced into Australia from 1971-1975 from Africa; established throughout New South Wales. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.

Onthophagus-Gazella
Onthophagus gazella
Introduced 1968-1978 from Africa; established throughout New South Wales. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.

 

Onthophagus-Nigriventris
Onthophagus nigriventris
Introduced 1974-1982 from East Africa; established on coastal plain of New South Wales. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.


Sisyphus spinipes
Introduced 1972-1978, from Africa; established Queensland and northern New South Wales. Photo: R Harris © Australian Museum.

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