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?
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.”