The scarab, Onthophagus taurus Schreber, was introduced from Europe, although the details of its introduction are unknown (Fincher and Woodruff 1975). It was first collected in the Florida panhandle in 1971 (Fincher and Woodruff 1975); by 1974 its range had extended into Georgia, and by 1980 it had reached South and North Carolina (Fincher et al. 1983).
Smith, Adrienne E.
"Indiana Record for Onthophagus Taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Northwestward Range Extension,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol30/iss3/7