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Unknown Spotting ( A Scarab Beetle )

Description:

I went outside in the morning, and I saw a medium sized beetle, resting on the concrete driveway, next to the garage door. This beetle was one inch long, and five eights of an inch wide. The color of this beetle, was black.The head, thorax, and the elytra, was shiny and smooth. This beetle, had two short antennae, and two compound eyes. This beetle, had six jointed legs, and two outer wing covers ( elytra ), and two hind wings, that are used for flying. This beetle, had a head, thorax, and abdomen. Underneath, on its abdomen, was a reddish brown color. After the thorax, and before the elytra, there was a reddish brown color. Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera ( beetles ) Family: Scarabaeidae The name 'Coleoptera', derived from the Greek words "koleos", meaning sheath, and "ptera", meaning wings, refers to the modified front wings, which serve as protective covers for the membranous hind wings. Scarab: a large beetle, with a black shell. - This beetle, is some type of turfgrass beetle. White grubs, are immature scarab beetles. Scarab beetle larvae, called grubs, are c-shaped, and usually live in the ground, feeding on roots. White grubs, is a general name, for the grub ( larval ) stage, of beetles in the family Scarabeidae, order Coleoptera ( beetles ), that feed on the roots of turf. This beetle is alive, and able to move and fly.

Habitat:

Beetles are found everywhere, except in oceans and near the poles, and they occupy nearly every kind of habitat. Most are terrestrial, but some are underground tunnelers, and some live in water. Some 20,000 species of scarab beetles, inhabit terrestrial habitats around the world. Well over 1,500 species of Scarabaeidae, live in North America.

Notes:

I went outside in the morning, and I saw a medium sized beetle, resting on the concrete driveway, next to the garage door. This beetle was one inch long, and five eights of an inch wide. The color of this beetle, was black. The head, thorax, and the elytra, was shiny and smooth. This beetle, had two short antennae, and two compound eyes. This beetle, had six jointed legs, and two outer wing covers ( elytra ), and two hind wings, that are used for flying. This beetle, had a head, thorax, and an abdomen. This beetle, was a scarab beetle. This beetle, is some type of turfgrass beetle. This beetle is alive, and able to move and fly.


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Florida, USA

Lat: 27.47, Long: -80.88

Spotted on Sep 20, 2016
Submitted on Sep 24, 2016

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