Location: Warren Dunes State Park, MI
January 7, 2011 4:32 pm
I saw this Beetle drinking water from a sand ball on a beach in MI. Since then, I’ve looked everywhere trying to figure out what this beetle is; I even bought an Audobon Field Guide, but I’ve had no luck. I would love to finally know what my mysterious beetle is called. Thanks, so much, to whomever responds. : )
This is a Rose Chafer in the genus Macrodactylus which means “large fingers”, according to BugGuide, a reference to the long claws. Rose Chafers are classified in the subfamily Melolonthinae which includes May Beetles and June Bugs.