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Aphodius fimetarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Materials

Type status: Other material Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova ; individualCount: 2 ; Location: country: Russia ; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, fixed sands ; decimalLatitude: 46.92 ; decimalLongitude: 47.92 ; Event: samplingProtocol: horse dung washing ; eventDate: 2006-10-09 ; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN ; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Cattle and wild herbivore dung.

Distribution

Transpalearctic species, introduced in North America and Australia.

  • 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, 979: 979-979, URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.1.e979
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fimetariusAphodiusAphodius

Aphodius fimetarius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Materials

Type status: Other material Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova ; individualCount: 2 ; Location: country: Russia ; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, fixed sands ; decimalLatitude: 46.92 ; decimalLongitude: 47.92 ; Event: samplingProtocol: horse dung washing ; eventDate: 2006-10-09 ; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN ; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Cattle and wild herbivore dung.

Distribution

Transpalearctic species, introduced in North America and Australia.

  • 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, 979: 979-979, URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.1.e979
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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Associations

Plant / resting place / within
imago of Aphodius fimetarius may be found in dung of Mammalia

Plant / resting place / within
imago of Aphodius fimetarius may be found in decomposing debris of Magnoliopsida

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Known predators

Aphodius fimetarius (A. fimetarius) is prey of:
Hister abbreviatus

Based on studies in:
USA: Illinois (Dung)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • C. O. Mohr, 1943. Cattle droppings as ecological units. Ecol. Monogr. 13:276-298, from p. 282.
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Known prey organisms

Aphodius fimetarius (A. fimetarius) preys on:
dung

Based on studies in:
USA: Illinois (Dung)
USA: New York (Dung)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • I. Valiela, 1974. Composition, food webs, and population limitation in dung arthropod communities during invasion and succession. Am. Midl. Nat. 92:370-385, from p. 379.
  • I. Valiela, 1974. Composition, food webs, and population limitation in dung arthropod communities during invasion and succession. Am. Midl. Nat. 92:370-385, from p. 380.
  • C. O. Mohr, 1943. Cattle droppings as ecological units. Ecol. Monogr. 13:276-298, from p. 282.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Aphodius fimetarius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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