Otophorus haemorrhoidalis
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: June 21, 2011
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Otophorus haemorrhoidalis in compost.

Common Name: 

Latin Name:  Otophorus haemorrhoidalis  Linnaeus, 1758
                        (R. Bercha det., cfm by K. Floate)

Length:   4.1 - 5.4 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta


Time of year seen: 

Diet: Organic matter, roots and dung

Other:  A widespread introduced species found across North America.  Adult beetles prefer bovine dung.  Beetles are  black with brownish red patches on the posterior tips of the elytra (wing covers).



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