Subject: Help ID a beetle(?)
Location: Cross Lake, MN
July 1, 2017 9:32 am
A customer asked me what this bug is and I’ve not found an identifying site to match this particular one. Can you identify it?
Signature: Jody

Hairy Flower Scarab

Dear Jody,
This is a Hairy Flower Scarab or Bee-Like Flower Scarab in the genus
Trichiotinus, and according to BugGuide:  “Adults take pollen and/or nectar from such flowers as Queen Anne’s Lace, New Jersey Tea, hydrangea, Dogwood, and Indian Hemp. Also feed on vegetative parts?”  According to Eric Eaton:  “They are difficult to ID to species without a key. Good mimics of bees, though.”

Hairy Flower Scarab

Location: Cross Lake, Minnesota

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