Onthophagus sagittarius

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Onthophagus sagittarius Male
Onthophagus sagittarius Female
Details
Genus
Onthophagus
Length
10–13 mm
Colour
uniform bronze/brown, lightly speckled
Horns
two small horns at front of head (male); female has one horn at back of head and pointy lobe at front of prono- tum
Flight time
dusk and dawn
Yearly Activity
summer
Distribution

coastal QLD, NT, far northeast NSW

Similar Species

The horns distinguish this species from all other introduced dung beetles.


Presence in Australia

 

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WARNING: Accuracy of Data: The information contained in this mapping tool, has been compiled from both published historic records of dung beetle distribution and observations from experts associated with the DBEE project. The map shows where the selected introduced dung beetle has been found in Australia at the level of Natural Resource Management (NRM) units. The absence of a dung beetle specie in a particular NRM may reflect a lack of collecting effort rather than true absence of a species and species may not be present across an entire NRM.


DBEE project species sightings

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