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Subject: Iridescent Dung Beetle?
Location: Bennett, CO
August 20, 2015 7:32 pm
We found this beetle in a water tank at the ranch where we board our horses in Bennett, CO just east of Denver on 8/20/2015. We think we’ve identified it as a dung beetle but I can seem to find any pictures on your website confirming this.
Signature: Curious in Colorado

Rainbow Scarab

Rainbow Scarab

Dear Curious in Colorado,
This is a female Rainbow Scarab,
Phanaeus vindex, and you are correct that it is a Dung Beetle.  We have numerous images on our site, but we just recently created a sub-subcategory for Dung Beetles that is embedded in our Scarab Beetle subcategory.  Here is a BugGuide image for confirmation.

Rainbow Scarab

Rainbow Scarab

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Bennet, Colorado
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