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Green Scarab Beetle

Oxysternon conspicillatum

Description:

large, bulky beetle, this is the female. I saw the male with its large horn but they were more rare than the females and I couldn't get any photos of them.

Habitat:

primary rainforest

Notes:

These huge beetles turned out be to fairly common. I was super excited to see my first one up close but ended up having plenty of more opportunities to photograph them. I always knew when they were around because they are so loud in flight, you couldn't miss them when they flew by. I even had one land on my shoulder!

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Green Scarab Beetle (Female)
Oxysternon conspicillatum Oxysternon conspicillatum


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22 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks a lot Patty, I'm glad I'm back too.

patty
patty 7 years ago

Great green scarab! So glad you are back with your awesome spottings! I was missing you =)

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thank you Laura and Andrea.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 7 years ago

WOW what a cool scarab Dan. Good spotting!

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

Woah, what an awesome beetle! Love that iridescent green shell! Nice find :D

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks everyone!

anakmoreno18
anakmoreno18 7 years ago

wow! no words!

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

b'ful bug

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

so green so chunky

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Great shots and spotting!

injica
injica 7 years ago

Beautiful! :)

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 7 years ago

Wow!! This scarab is all my dreams come to life! Beautiful!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks for the ID Reza and thanks for all the awesome comments everyone!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Gorgeous.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Fabulous shine,,

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Some kind of Dung Scarab?....very nice front tibiae! Beautiful colors.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 7 years ago

Cool! Great spotting!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Wonderful!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Beautiful bug!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fabulous Dan!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Oh he's beautiful! Gorgeous pattern & such a sweet little face :) I love him.

A jewel Dan,precious :-) great capture,congrats and thanks for sharing

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Amazonas, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 22, 2013

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