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Rainbow Scarab

Phanaeus vindex


"Phanaeus vindex, the rainbow scarab or rainbow scarab beetle is a North American dung beetle, with a range from the eastern US to the Rocky Mountains. The head is a metallic yellow color, and males have a black horn which curves backward toward the thorax. Both sexes have yellow antennae which can retract into a ball on the underside of the head. The thorax is a shiny coppery color, with yellow or green on the sides. The abdomen is metallic green. The underbelly is black and green. Body length is about 2-3 cm long." - Wikipedia

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James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Beauty Keith, looks like a young male with its small under developed horn. Nice spotting

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Norwich, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2015
Submitted on Jun 25, 2015

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