Sisyphus spinipes

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Sisyphus spinipes Male
Details
Genus
Sisyphus
Length
9–11 mm
Colour
brown to dark brown/grey with long thin legs
Horns
none
Flight time
day
Yearly Activity
spring to early winter
Distribution

QLD, northeast NSW

Similar Species

S. rubrus is smaller and lighter. The inside edge of hind femur is rounded in male S. rubrus and angled in male S. spinipes.

Roller
Other notes
Dung balls are not buried but instead are attached to vegetation (larval development takes place aboveground).


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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