Subject: Mystery Beetle
Location: Portland ME
July 24, 2017 6:54 am
Hello Bugman!
I found a large beetle on the sidewalk of Portland, ME. It looks like a scarab species and it is bigger than an inch. I’ve talked to others about it and a few of them have seen them around the Central Massachusetts area as well. Any guesses?
Signature: Claire Frederick

Hermit Flower Beetle

Dear Claire,
The habitat of the
Hermit Flower Beetle is “rotten logs in woodlands and orchards; adults nocturnal, come to lights” according to BugGuide.  Did you by chance sniff at this Scarab Beetle?  Its other common name is Odor of Leather Beetle.

Location: Portland, Maine

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