Subject: Strange winged beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Near Raleigh, NC
Time: 12:19 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This bug is stuck between my window and screen. Nocturnal? Difficult to get a photo. Looked like a black beetle until he opened his wings.
How you want your letter signed: Curious in NC
Dear Curious in NC,
This is an Earth Boring Scarab Beetle in the family Geotrupidae, and it really resembles this member of the genus Geotrupes pictured on BugGuide. They are often called Dung Beetles.
Thank you! It was fascinating to watch him. I appreciate the information.