Rainbow Scarab (Phanaeus vindex)

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

Native beneficial. aka Dung beetle. Watch out, they FLY!
This one was wandering around the patio.

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


  1. anthonyvenable110 said:

    Ok this looks awesome, when the picture came up on the screen I was like…”what is that”? LOL!!!

    • Loret said:

      Thanks Anthony! They can be creepy when they fly 🙂

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