Black and yellow fuzzy beetle
Location: San Antonio’ TX
April 5, 2011 8:02 pm
My dog snapped at this beetle while it was flying (thinking it was a fly or bee). He/she fell down and was a little dazed when I rescued him, but he eventually shook it off and flew away… (after getting snapping some photos, of course). He was a little bit flatter than a june bug. He looks similar to the white spotted rose beetles, but his spots are fewer and yellow. I love the fuzz!
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Hi again Bughugger,
We believe this is either the Dark Flower Scarab, Euphoria sepulcralis, also known as the Spangled Flower Beetle, or a closely related species. You can compare your image to some of the images posted to BugGuide.