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Punctated Dung Beetle - Onthophagus tenebrosus

Family Scarabaeidae

This page contains information and pictures about Punctated Dung Beetles that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm 
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On Feb 2010 morning in Karawatha Forest, this Dung Beetle flied pass and landed on the footpath in front of us. 
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This Dung Beetle is black in colour with pale brown antenna. Body surface is densely and coarsely punctated. There are two small lobes on the head shows that it is a major male. 

1. A revision of the Scarabaeine Dung Beetles of Australia. I. Tribe Onthophagini - E.G. Matthews, 1971, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 19(9) 3 - 330. 
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