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2023-07-18 Snargl 1 minute 10 seconds
What kind of animal is Aphodius?
Aphodius is a type of beetle that belongs to the family Scarabaeidae.
Here are some facts about Aphodius:
- Most Aphodius species feed on dung, both as adults and larvae, but some have different diets.
- Aphodius beetles are common in north temperate regions, where they play an important role in recycling nutrients from animal waste.
- Aphodius beetles are usually small and black, with a length of about 3/16th of an inch.
They have six legs, a brown head and a C-shaped body.
- Aphodius beetles mate and lay eggs in spring or early summer.
The larvae hatch and feed on the roots of turf grasses for about a month before pupating and emerging as adults.
- Aphodius beetles can cause damage to golf courses by creating yellow or thin patches of turf where they feed.
They can be controlled by insecticides or natural predators.
- Aphodius beetles have many species, some of which are extinct.
The genus Aphodius was first described by the German entomologist Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger in 1798.
Example of the color palette for the image of Aphodius
NCS (Natural Color System)
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