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Subject: What is this?
Location: Terrell,TX
January 20, 2013 11:51 am
I rescued two beetles (from drowning in a water trough) that look like this a couple of months ago and ever since then I have been searching for information on this speicies of beetle but could not find any at all so I came to you for help,hopefully you can find out what it is.It is a very pretty beetle and it had a metalic green on it’s back and metalic gold on its head and a single black horn
Signature: Tori

Male Rainbow Scarab

Hi Tori,
We are tagging your submission with the Bug Humanitarian Award for rescuing this male Rainbow Scarab,
Phanaeus vindex, from the water trough.  Rainbow Scarabs are Dung Beetles that gather feces as food for their young.

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

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