Dark Flower Scarab – Euphoria sepuleralia ?
Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 5:29 AM
This interesting beetle was hanging out on my humming bird feeder in Seguin Texas. I had to move the beetle to fill the feeder and it seemed to like the slice of apple I put next to it. since it crawled right on and began feed. I think it is a Dark Flower Scarab. Could not find any on your site. so thought you might like a pic. If this is not what I think it is Please let me know.
We believe you have correctly identified your Dark Flower Scarab, Euphoria sepulcralis. BugGuide identifies it as having three distinct subspecies and also indicates the common name Spangled Flower Beetle. Bugguide indicates sightings for this species occur through September, so your individual is off schedule.