Onthophagus nigriventris

Female Nigriventris
10–12 mm (major males up to 16 mm including horn)
dark green pronotum, tan–light brown wing covers
very long horn pointing forward in males; slight bump at front of prono- tum in females
Flight time
Yearly Activity
spring to autumn
Minor male/female
minor males have slight bump at front of pronotum

coastal NSW, southeast and highland tropical QLD

Similar Species

Females are similar to female D. gazella (p. 11), but the underside of O. nigriventris is uniformly black and lacks the leg markings of D. gazella.

Presence in Australia


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DBEE project species sightings

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