Ataenius imbricatus

Dung Beetle

Ataenius imbricatus, Dung Beetle image

Family: Scarabaeidae

Subfamily: Aphodiinae

Length: 3.5-4.5 mm


One of the key traits of Ataenius imbricatus is that the elytra are long, twice as long as they are wide. The elytra have short setae.

The beetle shown here was photographed at lights, but this species is also found in dung and occasionally in leaf litter.

Note the brown mite on the beetle's back.



Insects of West Virginia