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Shiny Green Beetle
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:36 PM
HI, I found this beetle outside the local elementary school. I live in far western Kansas, and the weather yesterday was in the 70s (after a weekend of rain and several weeks of 50s-60s weather). I didn’t think it was a June beetle because the back looks a little different.
Jonathan Liu
Tribune, KS

female Rainbow Scarab

female Rainbow Scarab

Hi Jonathan,
You have found a female Rainbow Scarab, Phanaeus vindex, a species of Dung Beetle.  The male Rainbow Scarab has a prominent horn.

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