Bumblebee flower beetle

Hello I was digging through some old photos of mine and found some of this fuzzy scarab beetle that has puzzled me since March 2014. Found in Hudson Florida.

Do you have any ideas?

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Dear Michaela,

Thanks for sending your images.  We believe this might be a Bumblebee Flower Beetle, Euphoria kinda, which is pictured on BugGuide. (https://bugguide.net/node/view/2711). According to BugGuide:  “Yellow/brown elytra marked with black, lots of yellowish hairs on thorax. Probably mimic of bumblebees, it has buzzy flight.”  In his book Beetles of North America, Arthur Evans notes:  “They drink sap from wounds on tree trunks and exposed roots, or feed on various flowers and ripe fruits.” 

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