Aphodius fimetarius (introduced)
Two-toned beetle with a black head and pronotum and red-brown wing coverings.
Aphodius lividus is similar but smaller and has brown wing coverings rather than the brighter red-brown of A. fimetarius.
Active throughout the year with peaks in late spring and early autumn.
Distribution in Australia
Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland
South West Prime Lamb Group (SWPLG) demonstrations
Aphodius fimetarius has been commonly found on SWPLG properties. A. fimetarius is dung ‘dweller’, unlike the other dung beetles found on SWPLG farms which are ‘tunnellers’.