Onthophagus obliquus

Onthophagus obliquus Female
Onthophagus obliquus
14–16 mm
dark brown/greenish pronotum; wing covers light brown with black speckling
small triangular projection on pronotum (males); rounded projection in females
Flight time
dusk and dawn
Yearly Activity
beginning of rainy sea- son

Cooktown, QLD

Similar Species

The projection on the pronotum distinguishes this species from O. gazella, which is similar (although smaller). O. gazella also has an elliptical patch on under-side of mid– and hindlegs.

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

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