Location: Myrtle Beach SC
March 5, 2011 4:11 pm
My daughter found this beetle in our backyard today in SC, and I was wondering if you could identify it for us. We thought maybe it was a dung beetle. Thanks.
Signature: Lisa Ski
We quickly identified your beetle on BugGuide as a Hump Backed Dung Beetle, Deltochilum gibbosum. BugGuide describes the species as a “Large, round dung beetle, mostly dull black. Male has a prominent hump on each elytron.” That would indicate that your specimen is a male.