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Dung Beetle

A small dung beetle, probably Aphodius contaminatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Aphodius obliteratus is similar but lacks the long pale yellow hairs along the edges of the pronotum (the plate on top of the thorax).  These hairs are just visible in the following photo.

Photos taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2012-10-20.

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