Onthophagus gazella

Onthophagus gazella Male
Onthophagus gazella Male
Onthophagus gazella Male
10–13 mm
Two-toned; darkbrown pronotum, lighter brown elytra
males have a pair of horns atthe back of the head
Flight time
dusk and dawn
Yearly Activity
spring to autumn
Minor male/female
minor males have smaller horns

northern and eastern Australia (up to the VIC border)

Similar Species

Female Onthophagus nigriventris is similar, but has a black underside with no leg markings as above.

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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