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Black Dung Beetle - Onthophagus chepara

Family Scarabaeidae

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

Body length 20mm 
Dung Beetles are stout bodied, usually black or dark brown in colour. 
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We found this Black Dung Beetle on Acacia leaves in Tamborine on Apr 2008. 

1. Onthophagus chepara - Insects of Townsville, Australia, by Graeme Cocks, 2004 
2. Onthophagus chepara Matthews, 1972 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008. 
3. 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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