Location: Montgomery, AL
April 14, 2011 12:09 pm
We found this beetle. Im thinking it is a dung beetle but not sure
Signature: not sure
Ed. Note: We didn’t have time to research this incredible looking Scarab Beetle this morning, but we did have time to email the image to Eric Eaton who promptly responded. Here is the appropriate link on BugGuide.
Eric Eaton believes she’s an Ox Beetle
… Hey, I’ll be at the Bug Fair this May 14-15, hope to see you there. … The scarab looks like a female in the genus Strategus, but maybe it didn’t fully pigment before it died? Anyway, female “ox beetle” is what I’m sticking with 🙂