Please help Identify
My seven year old found this in the driveway behind a car and saved it from being squashed, so he says. He is currently looking for a new home for it, but wanted to know what it was. I sifted through pictures on the internet and found nothing. Can you help, picture attached.
david for Samuel
round rock texas
Hi Samuel and David,
This is an Earth Boring Dung Beetle in the family Geotrupidae, and the genus Bolbocerosoma. BugGuide has not gotten any submissions from Texas, but they have received images from nearby louisiana and Oklahoma. Let Samuel know that we are very excited to receive a new species to our site.