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Dung Beetle of June Beetle?
Location: Jacksonville FL
March 27, 2011 8:19 pm
I noticed your dogs being unusually curious about some poo in the back yard, I checked and found nothing to my interest haha. Later investigation found a piece partially buried and moving! Digging turned up this specimen.
Signature: Dan

Rainbow Scarab

Hi Dan,
This is a female Rainbow Scarab, a Dung Beetle in the genus P
hanaeus, however we do not believe it is Phanaeus vindex, the most commonly encountered species, because the coppery red pronotum that is an identifying characteristic according to BugGuide.

Rainbow Scarab

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

One Response to Rainbow Scarab

  1. DTManno says:

    Thank you for posting my bug. I LOVE this site!!! :}
    I noticed my typo after I sent this. They obviously were OUR dogs, not your dogs hahahaha!!
    And YES I washed my hands after handling it! ;}

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