Calamosternus granarius

Calamosternus granarius is a species of dung beetle found with a widespread distribution.[1][2][3][4]

Calamosternus granarius
Calamosternus granarius (Linné, 1767) Syn.- Aphodius (Calamosternus) granarius (Linné, 1767) (33433345385).png
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Aphodiinae
Tribe: Aphodiini
Genus: Calamosternus
C. granarius
Binomial name
Calamosternus granarius
(Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Aphodius granarius Linnaeus, 1767

This species was formerly a member of the genus Aphodius.[5]


This is a black shiny beetle with an average length is about 4 to 6 mm. Male and female show slight sexual dimorphisms, where the males have broad pronotum, and smooth clypeus. Females have narrow pronotum and rugose clypeus. Elytral intervals are very finely punctuate. Body convex and short. Pronotum with deep punctures.[6][7]


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