Found about 50 of these Junebug type beetles hatching in my large tub of compost dirt this fall. They are about the size of a Junebug but a bit more flat. Anything for our garden to worry about here? We are in SE Texas. Just love your site but can not even fathom the amount of work it takes to maintain it so well. You are doing a great job!
Thanks for the compliment. This is a Bumble Flower Beetle, Euphoria inda. The larvae are often associated with rotting wood, decaying vegetation, and dung, so the compost pile is the perfect breeding gound. You probably witnessed a mass metamorphosis. Adults visit flowers for pollen and nectar, and occasionally do damage to the blossoms.