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Green horned beetle
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM
Hi,
We found this cute guy on our deck. He sat there and let me photograph him for awhile. I have been doing bug photography for 3 years and cannot get enough. However I cannot identify this one
Caroline Farrell
Easley, SC

Rainbow Scarab

Rainbow Scarab

Hi Caroline,
This is a male Rainbow Scarab, Phanaeus vindex, a species of Dung Beetle. Only the male has the impressive horn.

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