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|Unidentified Aphodius species
from Graz, Austria
They are among the smallish members of their family Scarabaeidae, and have a plump and roughly oval shape. Typically, their legs are stout and partly flattened into toothed flanges, allowing them to move about quickly in their soft habitat. The forward part of aphodiines is generally blackish, and often very shiny. The elytra, on the other hand, are sometimes black, but usually some hue of brown to yellowish, with a conspicuously structured surface and/or a pattern of (usually rather coarse) lighter or darker markings found in many species.
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