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What kind of beetle is this?
Hello Bug people,
My wife and I found these beetles yesterday while hiking in the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County Florida and I would love to know what they are?? When scared they curled up and tried to imitate an acorn!! Very cool! Any help with identification of this species would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Bob Finck

Hi Bob,
These are male Rainbow Scarabs, probably North America’s prettiest Dung Beetles.

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