Sand Scarabs

Sand Scarabs are an eclectic group of species that feed on detritus on coastal and inland sand dunes. There are ten species of Sand Scarab in the British Isles in three Families. They are rather small with rounded bodies.

Aegialiinae Laporte, 1840

Aegialia arenaria
Psammoporus insularis
Rhysothorax rufa

Aphodiinae Leach, 1815

Brindalus porcicollis
Diastictus vulneratus
Psammodius asper
Tesarius caelatus
Tesarius mcclayi
Pleurophorus caesus
Rhyssemus Germans