Dark Flower Scarab Beetle (Euphoria sepulcralis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Dark Flower Scarab Beetle (Euphoria sepulcralis)

These beetles are pollinators.

“The adults feed on tree sap, a wide variety of ripening fruits, corn, and the flowers of apple, thistle, mock orange, milkweed, dogwood, sumac, yarrow, daisies, and goldenrod.” Ratcliffe (1991)

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/beetles/Euphoria_sepulcralis.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: ROUGH BONESET (Eupatorium pilosum)

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