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rainbow scarab

genus phanaeous


I found this beetle walking across our back porch and of course there are a few dog hairs on him, we have three Australian shepherds. I took a few pictures on the ground then put him on a table and tried to get the hairs off of him and when I did his neck flared up. He is really cool looking.

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Thanks Keith! I think Phanaeus pyrois would be a match -

KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Based on the shape of the horn and the pronotum, I'd think Rainbow Scarab. I couldn't find any Central American matches.

Love the 2nd and 5th photos :)

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