Scarab Beetle Panama
Location: 1750mt, Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, Western Panama
February 16, 2012 5:54 pm
This blue beetle was found in broad daylight in an open area surrounded by forest. Sorry about lousy focussing. Note yellow antennae. Any ideas?
Signature: William Adsett
In our opinion, this looks like a Dung Beetle in the Scarab subfamily Scarabaeinae, but we have not had any luck matching your photo to a species. You can see many similar looking North American species on BugGuide.
We decided to post all three of your images since each shows slightly different features and they may cumulatively aid in a proper identification.
Thanks for your help. If I ever do find out exactly what it is, I’ll let you know.