beetle identification needed
Please help me identify these bugs which are eating my oak tree in Clermont , Florida . Thank you.
Duane Hunter

Hi Duane,
We knew they are some type of scarab beetle but we weren’t sure exactly what, so we asked Eric Eaton. He wrote back: “Yes, they are scarabs of some kind, in the chafer subfamily, but there are many options down there in the subtropics! Try submitting to and asking Phil Harpoolitan to look at them. He literally wrote the book on South Carolina scarabs.
So, We will contact Phil and get more information.

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