Aphodius sus (Herbst, 1783)

Frolov, Andrey & Akhmetova, Lilia, 2013, A contribution to the study of the Lower Volga center of scarab beetle diversity in Russia: checklist of the tribe Aphodiini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) of Dosang environs, Biodiversity Data Journal 1, pp. 979-979: 979

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.1.e979

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scientific name

Aphodius sus (Herbst, 1783)
status

 

sus   Heptaulacus   Aphodius   Scarabaeidae   Coleoptera   Insecta  Arthropoda  Animalia 

Aphodius sus (Herbst, 1783)  

Materials

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 1; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, left bank of Akhtuba River, floodplain ; decimalLatitude: 46.91; decimalLongitude: 47.91; Event: samplingProtocol: horse dung washing; eventDate: 2006-10-06; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 18; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, left bank of Akhtuba River, floodplain ; decimalLatitude: 46.91; decimalLongitude: 47.91; Event: samplingProtocol: horse dung washing; eventDate: 2006-10-07; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 6; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: S of Dosang, near Akhtuba River floodplain ; Event: samplingProtocol: larvae hand collecting from soil; eventDate: 2007-05-01; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Adults occur in large numbers in horse dung in the fall. Larvae were collected among grass roots at the depth of 10-15 cm in riverine secondary forest ( Frolov 2009).

Distribution

Middle and southern Europe, Minor Asia, North Africa, northern Iran, Central Asia up to South Siberia.