From Egyptian desert sands to South Australia and Victoria, this large
introduced species is not considered a pest, see Lawrence and Slipinski (2013, p. 364). Commonly found associated with
chicken coups or bird aviaries as they feed on rodent droppings and decaying matter.
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Lawrence, J. F. and Slipinski, A. (2013) Australian beetles. Volume 1 : morphology, classification and keys. Collingwood, Vic. CSIRO Publishing