Rainbow Scarab Beetle (Phanaeus vindex)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Rainbow Scarab Beetle (Phanaeus vindex)

aka Dung Beetle. Was flipped on its back on the patio. Eventually righted itself, posed for a few photos and then took flight.

This one was a bit dull on the color front compared to others I’ve seen.

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/BENEFICIAL/BEETLES/Phanaeus_vindex.htm

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1 comment
  1. Interesting Loret! The only dung beetles I’ve seen are very black – nothing fancy like yours!!! Love his antennae tips!

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