What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Beetle photo I sent a few weeks ago.
What kind of beetle is this? It is about the size of a quarter. I haven’t found anyone that has ever seen one before. I’m sorry this is the best picture I could get because it flew at my camera flash and I didn’t see where it went. I live near Houston,Tx.
Linda Jones

Hi Linda,
Somehow, your earlier letter got lost in the quagmire that is our mailbox. We surely would have posted your image of a Harlequin Scarab, Harlequin Flower Beetle, or Arizona Jewel Beetle, Gymnetis flavomarginata. This is the first photo of this species we have received, and incidentally, we find your photo quite quirky and charming. We located a site with some information.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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