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unknown Iridescent beetle…
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
October 26, 2010 5:27 pm
so i found this beetle floating in the pool. It’s color attracted my eye immediately! After I rescued ”him”, he flew away before I had a chance to get a shot. Two days later I found another one in the pool again. so I grabbed my camera first! This second beetle was exactly the same as the first, except for the horn. I assume the one with the horn is male and without female? Think you might be able to shed some light?
Signature: Honey

Rainbow Scarab

No problem;). I know the basics already, rainbow scarab/dung beetle.  But I would like the specific identification when you do have a moment.
Thanks
Honey

Hi Honey,
This is a female Rainbow Scarab,
Phanaeus vindex.

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