Hi, I hope the summer swamping has slacked off enough that you can help with this beetle. I went through your beetle pages, but couldn’t find it. Two of them appeared here in mid-coast Maine last summer. I hadn’t seen any before or since It could fly, and was about an inch long. Thanks.
We are seeking assistance from Eric Eaton with your mystery Scarab Beetle. Here is Eric’s response: ” Hi, Daniel: The scarab from Maine is Osmoderma scabra, I’m pretty sure. That genus certainly. They supposedly give off the odor of Russian leather, but no one I know knows what that is supposed to smell like! Eric”