Aegialia arenaria

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Aegialia arenaria
Aegialia arenaria, Harlech dunes, North Wales, Feb 2013 (23404306252).jpg
Aegialia arenaria, Harlech dunes, North Wales 5,0 mm. (5,0-6,0 mm,)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Aegialia
Species: A. arenaria
Binomial name
Aegialia arenaria
(Fabricius, 1787)

Aegialia arenaria , the dune scarab beetle is a species of beetle in family Scarabaeidae. It is found in the Palearctic.[1][2] and Nearctic.It is a coastal species found on sand dunes of West and North Europe. [3](Netherlands, Belgium, France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais), Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Spain,Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden) [4] and in the Nearctic from Nova Scotia in Canada (Sable Island), to Massachusetts, New Hampshire.


  1. ^ Linssen, E.F.,1959 Beetles of the British Isles Frederick Warne, London.ISBN 9780723200062
  2. ^ Chinery, M. 2012 Insects of Britain and Western Europe London : Harper Collins Publishers ISBN 9780002191371
  3. ^ Anon. Notable invertebrates associated with coastal sand dunes Buglife
  4. ^ Fauna Europaea