Copris hispanus

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Copris hispanus | Dung beetle
Copris hispanus female | Dung beetle
Details
Genus
Copris
Length
16–26 mm
Colour
shiny black
Horns
Large curved horn on the head
Flight time
night
Yearly Activity
autumn to late spring
Minor male/female
minor males have smaller horns
Distribution

WA (near Williams)

Similar Species

Copris elphenor has protuberances on pronotum and female C. elphenor has a blunt horn while C. hispanus female horn is pointed. Little chance of over- lap in distribution.


Presence in Australia

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Note: Data is based on some recognised sources in the Atlas of Living Australia.


DBEE project species sightings

Map includes sightings that were reported during the DBEE project only.
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