Onthophagus taurus

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Onthophagus taurus Male
Onthophagus taurus Female
Details
Genus
Onthophagus
Length
8–10 mm
Colour
shiny black
Horns
males have long, curved horns; females have none
Flight time
day
Yearly Activity
spring to autumn
Minor male/female
minor males have very short horns extending upward from back of head
Distribution

WA, SA, VIC, TAS, NSW

Similar Species

Female O. binodis are similar to female O. taurus, but O. taurus females are shinier and the front of the pronotum is rounded, not lobed.


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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