Rainbow Scarab

Dung Beetle of June Beetle?
Location: Jacksonville FL
March 27, 2011 8:19 pm
I noticed your dogs being unusually curious about some poo in the back yard, I checked and found nothing to my interest haha. Later investigation found a piece partially buried and moving! Digging turned up this specimen.
Signature: Dan

Rainbow Scarab

Hi Dan,
This is a female Rainbow Scarab, a Dung Beetle in the genus P
hanaeus, however we do not believe it is Phanaeus vindex, the most commonly encountered species, because the coppery red pronotum that is an identifying characteristic according to BugGuide.

Rainbow Scarab

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  1. Thank you for posting my bug. I LOVE this site!!! :}
    I noticed my typo after I sent this. They obviously were OUR dogs, not your dogs hahahaha!!
    And YES I washed my hands after handling it! ;}

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