Grains Research and Development

Dung beetles (6 results)

  • Dung Beetles

    Onitis alexis, Onthophagus binodis, Onthophagus ferox and other species.

    Region
    West
    O. ferox is a native species that is shiny black, about 1.6 cm long, has three spines in the head region and is active during winter and spring. O. binodis is a matt black beetle 7-12 mm long, with a raised section in the body segment behind its head (pronotum)....
  • Dung Beetles Large Native

    Onthophagus pentacanthus and Onthophagus mniszehi

    Region
    South
    Large Onthophagus species. Description: Large black native dung beetles 18-21 mm long. O. pentacanthus has one spine on the head and four on the section behind the head (pronotum). O. mniszechi has one spine on the head and two spines on the pronotum. Sexes of both beetles are similar. O....
  • Dung Beetles Small Native

    Onthophagus australis

    Region
    South
    Onthophagus australis. Small black beetles between 11-13 mm long, with a green or coppery sheen. Some males have a pair of frontal horns, while females lack horns. They are often confused with the small-introduced beetle O. taurus. Period of activity is spring and autumn, ceasing temporarily during hot dry summers....
  • Dung Beetles Introduced O aygulus and G spiniger

    Onitis aygulus and Geotrupes spiniger

    Region
    South
    Onitis aygulus and Geotrupes spiniger Onitis aygulus Description: Introduced into Australia between 1977 and 1982 and has become well established. Large beetle, 20-25 mm long, the section behind head (pronotum) sometimes with a green sheen and wing covers light brown. Period of activity is spring to autumn, ceasing temporarily during...
  • Dung Beetles Introduced Onthophagus spp

    Onthophagus taurus and Onthophagus binodis

    Region
    South
    Onthophagus taurus and Onthophagus binodis. Both introduced into Australia between 1975 and 1984 and have become well established. O. taurus is a shiny black beetle 8-10 mm long. Males have a pair of curved frontal horns extending backwards, while females lack horns. Period of activity is spring to autumn. O....
  • Dung Beetles Introduced Euoniticellus spp

    Euoniticellus pallipes and Euoniticellus fulvus

    Region
    South
    Euoniticellus pallipes and Euoniticellus fulvus Description: Both introduced into Australia between 1977 and 1982 and have become well established. E. pallipes is a light to mid-brown beetle 9- 13 mm long, the section behind head (pronotum) and the wing covers have obvious dark speckling. E. fulvus is a brown to...