A Garden Jewel
Location: College Station, Texas
June 1, 2011 9:23 pm
Rescued this little fellow from our pool this evening. Definitely a beetle I had not seen before. It had tiny little flesh colored ”legs” near its mouth that looke like hands. Gotta love those colors and that horn.
Signature: Texas garden jewel
The common name for this lovely insect is a Rainbow Scarab, though it is ingloriously classified as a Dung Beetle. The backyard swimming pool, though refreshing to humans, is a death trap to many small creatures.