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Scarab Beetle



Dark brown scarab beetle about 1cm in length. Scarabs or scarab beetles of the family Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) are stout-bodied beetles, many with bright metallic colors, measuring between 1.5 and 160 mm. They have distinctive, clubbed antennae composed of plates called lamellae that can be compressed into a ball or fanned out like leaves to sense odors. The front legs of many species are broad and adapted for digging.


Spotted on the ceiling of the garage.



1 Species ID Suggestions

Small brown beetle
Philothermus glabriculus Small brown beetle - Philothermus glabriculus - BugGuide.Net

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Hi Agnes, check Mychocerus striatus....

Thanks Adarsha. Will do that. Thanks!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

I think you can look there for all kinds of brown bugs in bug guide...Anyway difference u pointed out is correct!

Thanks Adarsha! I looked up Philothermus glabriculus... My spotting is a little rounder than P. glabriculus, more like a scarab ...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 15, 2012

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